A local legend in Wichita Falls claimed that a fifteen-foot sailboat was somehow parked inside the attic of a building downtown. Resident Jim Loudermilk heard that it belonged to a young Navy recruit who put it there right before he shipped off to World War II. When the building was sold to a new owner, Loudermilk was allowed to climb into the attic and check the story out for himself. There, buried under decades of dust and debris, was a Snipe, an eight-hundred-pound racing sailboat made in Mississippi and popularized in the 1930s.

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