Category Archives: Brazos River

A bridge to nowhere, or somewhere?

I am sometimes reminded that life is like an old bridge. It has structure and form, a path and direction, and varying methods of support, aesthetics, damage, and repairs. In traveling, we may have obstacles in our path, whether overgrown … Continue reading

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Palo Pinto County Courthouse

Texas has some of the most imposing courthouses, and overall, have done a nice job of protecting them thanks to the Texas Historical Commission’s “nationally recognized and award-winning Texas Historic Courthouse Preservation Program.”  Thus far, 67 full restorations have been … Continue reading

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Limestone Guard Wall, Kimberlin Mountain: Another WPA Find

Growing up in Young County, Texas, this road was one of my dad’s favorites for a Sunday afternoon drive around Lake Possum Kingdom, or PK as we knew it.  On my recent trip to Texas, I discovered this guard wall … Continue reading

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Cardinals and Flamingoes: A New Twist on Birdbrain

If there is one thing I do love, it is an older woman who knows how to dress her age–any age she wants to!  Just today as I was getting my hair done, my hairdresser said her mother is always … Continue reading

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Works Progress Administration: Possum Kingdom Bridge

Politically speaking, the best of all landscapes, the best of all roads, are those which foster movement toward a desirable social goal. John Brinkerhoff Jackson, in Discovering the Vernacular Landscape  On my recent trip to Texas while researching the Eliasville … Continue reading

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Through-truss bridge on the Clear Fork of the Brazos River near Eliasville, Texas

This steel girder bridge was built in 1928, spanning the Clear Fork of the Brazos River in Young County.  It sits a few miles east of the town of Eliasville. The design is a “pass through truss” and the length … Continue reading

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