New Documentary Features Texas Ghost Town
It’s the stuff of an old west fairy tale.
Once a small Texas town in Coryell County on Texas 36 between Gatesville and Temple, The Grove now only has a handful of people living there. It became a ghost town between the 1940s and 1950s and everything eventually was sold at auction.
This ghost town now is the subject of a new documentary that was released earlier this year. The film by director Lori Najvar is based on the history of The Grove and the efforts of Moody Anderson, the former owner, to preserve it and finally sell it to a native of the town, Fran Moyer.
Anderson spent more than 37 years of taking care, preserving and maintaining the Grove Moody Anderson finally decided that it was time to let it go and decided to sell it.
According to the Killeen Daily Herald, The Grove was a living antique in 1972 when Anderson bought the place and turned it into a museum town filled with his own personal collection of Texas and Western memorabilia.
Anderson was convinced by family that it was better to sell the place, according to KWBU.