The drives to and from the Panhandle are innumerable. And each time I arrive in Dickens, it is as if it is my first time there. Located on the 82 and the 70 about 60 miles east of Lubbock, Dickens is the county seat and is known as the Unofficial Wild Boar Capital of Texas.
I am not sure if the sheriff fines $25 for talking to prisoners, as shown in the photo below, but I did not have time to ask questions that morning I stopped for a short break.
There are a few ghost stories told in these parts. And if you are willing to join me on my next excursion through the panhandle this Spring, we shall seek out such spooks in the moonlight hours, and I will tell you all about them if you are not afraid of the dark. Every town’s got a ghost and someone’s got a story.
There is a small collection of photos I’ve taken of Dicken’s from previous drives, and it’s one of those places I could sit my hindend on a bench in front of the court house and find interesting subjects and people to take pictures of. The cowboys that pass through…..oh the scenes of the wild west.
Dickens County Jail and Sheriffs Office