You will not find the village of Dry Creek on a Florida map or listed in a Florida cities and towns directory. But it is a real place. We know, we saw it for ourselves. We were there. We even took pictures.
Dry Creek began in the mind of a young boy, Les McDowell, when his father drove him to Roy Rogers ranch and Roy Rogers let them drive on down back. Young boy Les knew he wanted to be a cowboy and have his own ranch. Watching the old shows like Roy Rogers and Rin Tin Tin created dreams of creating his own old west town.
Les McDowell did become a real cowboy. He lives on his own ranch in Parrish with horses and wagons and he writes cowboy poetry. Les built a mid 1800's stagecoach, build the town of Dry Creek board by board, produced and acted in his TV shows and movies in his own town. He lives and shares the values of another time, a time when people weren't too busy to care, were neighborly, when a promise an a handshake meant something and people had values of honesty and wholesome talk.
Les likes to say, "Everyone knows where Dry Creek is because it's inside each and everyone of us".
Dry Creek is America's First Frontier. It is a time, an idea, an inner guide for life as it should be. America needs to revisit the town of Dry Creek and rediscover who we really are.