Thursday, January 12, 2006
Map of Vernon, Texas
Although Vernon is nicely situated in a very spacious region, it is a little too close to Oklahoma for my taste. The Red River forms the boundary between Texas and Oklahoma, fifteen miles to the north of Vernon. The floodplain and river-course of the Red is rough and wild, strewn with cottonwood logs and roots, and muddy holes, and boiling water under flood. The Red River is strong, but not pretty.