"Gem of the Hill Country" By: Samantha Beck
Mason Square Museum:
The Museum is full of interesting facts and exhibits. You can see things like the largest light blue topaz in North America, the state gem of Texas only found in Mason. You can also see the reenactments of the "Hoo Doo War".
During the Civil War more generals were stationed at Fort Mason then any other pre-war post. Used by the Confederate States more than 200 soldiers were stationed there at a time. Some of the original fort is still standing but the rest was rebuilt.
M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library
The Library is the site of an exhibit dedicated to a famous author in the county, the author of "Old Yeller", Fred Gipson. The Library is filled with books, magazines and areas that highlight the famous authors of the county.