Rick Perry Urged To Explain Why Family Hunting Retreat Has Racist Name
Printed on a large flat rock at the entrance to Rick Perry’s hunting lodge in Throckmorton County is its name: Niggerhead. Perry says the lettering was either painted over or hidden, but those who’ve visited the lodge over the years have different recollections.
“I was just so taken aback that it was so blatant, so in your face,” said a person from the Dallas area who visited the camp once in 1990 or 1991 and did not want to be named in a story potentially critical of Perry. “It was just, ‘whop.’ It was a big rock, big enough to write that whole thing out.”
…As recently as this summer, the rock was still there, according to photographs viewed by The Washington Post.
In the photos, it was to the left of the gate. It was laid down flat. The exposed face was brushed clean of dirt. White paint, dried drippings visible, covered a word across the surface. An N and two G’s were faintly visible.