Winona's about an hour and a half east of Dallas on a good day -- just out I-20, little north of Tyler
. Out thataways you'll find what remains of Camp Fannin
, so named for James Walker Fannin
and, from 1943 till '46
, an Army infantry training center. Ever since then, it's been privately owned land -- except, whoops, there may be some unexploded ordinance
spread across some 10,000 or more acres out in that part of East Texas. Among the possible artifacts: "small arms ammunition, mines, grenades, rockets and mortars." At least, that's what the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers figures, which is why it's got a private contractor set to begin treasure-hunting next month. The Corps has been meeting with folks out there for the last few years
, because, hey, no time like the present.