In the process of building my platform, my vision of Sage, Texas, was conceived. When my first couple of internet searches came back empty, I let Sage develop.
A real Sage. Then, the worst happened–a search came back with a real Sage. The post office was established in 1874, but the railroad bypassed Sage and the community disbanded. By 1980, all evidences of Sage had disappeared from maps.
Sage was 8 miles northeast of Burnet, Texas, on the North Fork of the San Gabriel River at the corner of County Road 202 and 203. Now, there is one sign with “Sage City Limits” on one side and “Leaving Sage” on the other side.
Map to Sage. That was the information I had to work with last week. County Roads don’t show up on the Rand McNally Atlas for Texas. While they do show up on my iPad, I have not conquered driving and navigating with it.
After filling the car, I popped into the connecting convenience store. When I asked the clerk if they had maps.
She was so kind, “Where do you need to go?”
I stood there for a few seconds, considering if I could ask for directions for somewhere more imaginary than real.
“No, but thanks. I think I know where I going.”
Sage City Limit. County road 202 is one lane, but it is at least black topped. I cross over two cattle guards and through a herd of goats who were grazing across the road. The Sage city limits sign is about 400 feet south of the intersection of County roads 202 and 203.
I drove up and down both roads and took lots of photos of the landscape.
After a corporate career in Information Technology, Lyndie Blevins writes about people seeking wisdom.
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- Seeking Sage (lyndieb.blogspot.com)
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- Crawling into a Writer’s Cave (wordservewatercooler.com)