I heard about the legend in Salado, Texas. I missed it on my last road trip back in May 2011. I didn’t remember if I ever saw the mermaid in the Salado creek then. I investigated a little bit about Sirena and found out that she was moved somewhere at a undisclosed location. I was disappointed.
I heard there was a Salado Sculpture Garden a few weeks ago and I decided a “go see it” the place. I didn’t find Sirena there however I took some pictures at the garden anyway. I came to the place where the employees worked. I asked the employee about Sirena. He smiled and drew out a map on paper. I found out that Sirena was there all right near the Salado creek. I drove back and checked Sirena out. There she is! Where Sirena used to reside along with the creek, she moved to the location, high and dry, away from the creek, across the Main street bridge on the left at Pace Park.
What is Sirena about?
“She is an Indian maiden who despaired of winning the love of a certain brave. A magic fish in the creek promised to help her win her man if she would agree to spend one night a month in the creek as the fish’s mate. She agreed, time went on, till one night when (in her mermaid guise) she was caught on a fisherman’s hook. As she was trying to remove the hook from her tail her human husband saw her and was angry, rejecting her and leaving her with a broken heart.”
It’s located at 380 South Main Street in Salado, Texas. It’s GPS location: 30.943482, -97.537478
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