By Suzanne Storey,
Groundbreaking for the Blue Mound Fitness Park and Walking Trail took place Jan. 30 at the historic site of Blue Mound.
With an elevation of more than 1,000 feet, this is one of North Montague County’s highest vantage points, located just north of the city limits of Nocona. This stately mound offered a look-out point for Comanche Indians and later for Cowboys pushing Longhorns on Trail Drives. More recently, used as another type of look-out point by Love-Struck Teenagers.
Now, this famous High Point will offer the public an area to get away; to the quiet; to walk and reflect; to enjoy the distant views or share a moment with others in the shade of the gazebo.
The project began in 2015 with the donation by Cecil Fenoglio of Blue Mound to the City of Nocona. Fenoglio died in late 2016 but before his passing, he was able to sit in the shade of the gazebo and envision the high point as being a nature area.
Read the full story in the weekend Bowie News.