Monthly Archives: June 2018

WPA Rock Wall in Palo Pinto, Tx

While stopping off in Palo Pinto to photograph their New Deal courthouse (post on that later), I drove around the town a bit and spotted this rock fence with a WPA plaque on it.  The fence was constructed 1935-1937, but … Continue reading

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Elbert Store and Masonic Lodge

The Elbert Store was once part of a string of businesses along both sides of the street, including two grocery stores.  During our visit with my two cuz from mother’s side of the family, we stopped in to visit with … Continue reading

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Papa’s Farm

During our cousin reunion/research, we drove up to Elbert one morning to the old farm where we spent so much time as children.  The current owner, who knew my grandparents and parents, is always kind to let us visit, although … Continue reading

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Wizard Wells

As cuz and I returned from the Gibtown Cemetery where we were researching headstones for the Rogers side of the family, I impulsively said I wanted to detour through Wizard Wells.  I accurately speculated that it might have been one … Continue reading

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Semi-off the grid in Texas

I am down in Texas for a bit of research–personal family history, and New Deal, combined with the task of cleaning out a house and 8 outbuildings after a lifetime of accumulation.  No Internet except for the occasional option in … Continue reading

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