Celebrating 13 years of Brushy Creek Tradition…
When & Where
September 25th, 2010
11am – 6pm
Cat Hollow Park
8600 O’Connor Rd
Round Rock, TX
(on O’Connor, off RR620 between I-35 and Parmer)
Proceeds are donated to the following organizations:
Samaritan Health Ministries
Round Rock Serving Center
St. Vincent de Paul
Brushy Creek Utility Assistance Program
$2 per person
2 nonperishable food items per person.
The Legend of the Hairy Man
By Gwen King, Local Historian
Children whisper tails of a strange hermit, the Hairy Man, who haunts the winding road along the Brushy Creek. Many legends persist about the Hairy Man. Some believe he was an infant accidentally left behind by settlers heading west in the 1800s. Raised by wild animals in the fern bluffs, the Hairy Man viewed the creek as his own. He resented the intrusion of strangers into his territory and would jump out of the trees to frighten people away. Or, hanging from the leafy canopy above the road, he would drag his feet across the top of passing carriages. On one occasion, the Hairy Man attacked a horse-drawn wagon, spooking the horses. The old hermit was supposedly run over by the wagon and killed, and now his spirit lingers along the creek and road.
On a silent, moonlit night, perhaps you will see his eerie silhouette on the bluffs along the Brushy Creek. The faint, other worldly moan that echoes through the night is it the sound of the wind as it pushes through the treetops or the lonely cry of a coyote or something more sinister?