Sunday, March 8, 2015
In looking through some pictures today and seeing how many cactus pictures I have I thought about Cactus Jack. Back in the 50's when you entered Devine, Texas there was an area of figures all made from cactus. As far as I know it was one man who made them and maintained them. He had been named Cactus Jack by the town's people I presume. We never stopped to inspect the figures up close but now I wish we had. He must have worked with thick gloves and then I would think he may have had lots of picking thorns out to do. How he put them together I do not know. I do know the cactus display was there for many years. Of course they did weather so I'm thinking he may have sprayed them with something to preserve them. Just for fun I looked up Cactus Jack on the internet. I found things like a man with a beard who sells cars to people with bad credit. Oh well just another memory from the 50's.