Category Archives: Texas

Wichita Falls, TX US Post Office and Federal Building

On a recent unexpected trip to Wichita Falls, Texas, I found myself downtown at the post office mailing some letters for my sister.  Since I love a post office, I whipped out the iPhone to do my best to capture … Continue reading

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Rio, go rest high on that mountain

I have struggled with how to write this post for 2 weeks.  I retired Rio’s gravatar on April 7.  This morning, I resurrected it.  Not seeing him did not lessen the grief, nor does seeing him make it harder.  I … Continue reading

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Suzassippi and Rio will be back soon

Yep, been in Texas again.  Rio shares our week and sends his love with a video, which you can see over in Lottabusha County.

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Mystery Corner Building: Canton TX

I know what you might be thinking, or at least, what I would be thinking if I saw this building on a historic downtown square….huh?  But, since I love history in its many forms, and I really do love mid-century … Continue reading

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J. T. Hodges, 1893, Canton TX

From It Is Reported– That J. T. Hodges’ stock of drugs, &c, at Canton, Texas, was damaged by fire on the 9th inst.  The loss is nearly covered by insurance. (Pharmaceutical Record and Weekly Market Review: A Technical and Business Journal for … Continue reading

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Gibtown Store

As previously discussed, I was in Gibtown, Jack County, Texas while in Texas during Thanksgiving week.  The store above was one of several in the community during its early years.  The store was located on the left end, toward the … Continue reading

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Jacksboro Tourist Court

Leaving Jacksboro for Graham, I passed the remains of an old tourist court on the edge of town (redriverhistorian.com).  Once common sites across the Texas in which I grew up, I was always especially fascinated by those rock buildings with … Continue reading

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Gibtown TX Tabernacle

I was down in Texas last week helping out the folks.  Monday, Mom and I had planned to drive over to the Gibtown cemetery, where two sides of her family settled when they moved to Texas after the Civil War. … Continue reading

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Architectural Iron Work on the Canton TX Square

Nothing stops me in my tracks quite so quickly as seeing architectural iron work on buildings.  There is just something impressive about those communities who recognize these beautiful pieces of past architecture, and the store owners who prize them enough … Continue reading

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Plaza Theater Building: Canton, TX

Canton is a short hop off Interstate 20 heading home from Texas to home in Mississippi.  I was already dragging and had stopped to take a little stretch and headed toward downtown.  The Plaza Theater caught my eye–not particularly because … Continue reading

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