Small Town Blues
The City Park
Part of a Public Works Project during the Great Depression, Sherman’s city park is a local hangout (and makeout spot for the town’s adolescent population), boasting a nature trail, a paved pathway for runners and bicyclers, three flower gardens, and a modest playground for children. Joggers frequent the well-groomed paths in the morning and the Chamber of Commerce’s beautification project ensures that the greenery is well-kept and free of litter.
After an incident last summer involving a female college student who went missing for a week while on the nature trail, the city council decided to install an emergency blue light phone in the park over the protests of some of the established old money in the city. Despite this precaution, the local police have encouraged all Sherman’s citizens to be careful in the area after dusk.