Helena, Texas: Black Diamond's Leg
Karnes County Museum
- 8167 N. FM 81, Helena, TX
- Seven miles northeast of Karnes City on Hwy 80. Turn right (east) onto and FR 81, then turn right at the brown Historical Marker sign onto the museum grounds.
- Tu-Sa 9 am - 5 pm. Su 1 -5 pm.pm. (Call to verify)
Killer elephant Black Diamond's leg, with bullet holes, is on display in the old, small, Helena post office, part of the sprawling Karnes County Museum complex, which is most of the downtown ghost town of Helena. Roadsideamerica.com Report...
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Black Diamond's Leg, with bullet holes in it, is on display in small museum in Helena, Karnes County, Texas.[nehemiah, 09/24/2006]
Here's more on the unfortunate tale of Black Diamond. Helena is a ghost town of a community bypassed by the railroad in the 19th century. The old courthouse and post office, along with other buildings, have been preserved as museums by the Karnes County Historical Society. The leg is on display in the post office, as well as a video recounting Black Diamond's story. Most of the rest of Black Diamond can be seen about 250 miles away in Corsicana, Texas