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Pictures Below are From Fairview Cemetery on Kansas Street in League City on the Other Side of the Creek
About a year ago we put a cache on the other side of Clear Creek from this spot. It was stolen in less than two weeks. So, now we're trying on this side.
During the early 20th Century a wooden bridge crossed Clear Creek on the road you'll take to get to this cache. This road is the Old, Old Galveston Road. Before Highway 3 it was a major route from Houston to Galveston. If you note the street signs as you near the cache, they say "Old Galveston Road." Today Highway 3 is called Old Galveston Road. Kansas Street (the street the bridge connected to on the League City side) runs beside Fairview Cemetery. The cache name, Clear Creek Crossing, commemorates this bygone travel route.
During the late nineteen forties the old wooden bridge burned and was later demolished. The metal caissons that supported the bridge can still be seen in the water near where Kansas street ends at the creek. In a three volume history of League City the bridge is mentioned many times as a gathering place where young and old came to swim. When the old bridge was in use, the approach to the bridge on the side of the creek you'll be on was as high as the bluff is on the Kansas Street side. In those days the creek was only about 200 feet wide. Hurricane Carla flood water and subsidence have caused the creek to become much wider. At extremely low tide the old creek bed can still be seen where it runs near the League City side.
During the mid nineteenth century there was a brickyard where the cemetery is today. Bricks used in much Galveston Island construction were made at that brickyard.
The field you must cross to get to the cache will probably be muddy for a few days after a rain. This cache was placed in the winter, I don't know what access will be like in the summer. I've trimmed some, but there are still a few briars along the way, so you may want to wear long pants.
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