Category Archives: Young County

Tonk Valley Cemetery

While I was in Texas May-July, my cousins on mother’s side of the family came up for a week.  We went out to the family cemeteries for Sis and me to show them the family gravesites.  I have found cemeteries … Continue reading

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Texas in Retrospect

I am finally back in Mississippi, after 7 weeks in Texas with little phone signal, less Internet, and yet a whole lotta experiences tucked under my belt, even if not in Lottabusha County.  I left Mississippi on May 15, with … Continue reading

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Off the grid in Texas

I have been in rural Texas, just Rio and me and the storms and wind and no Internet.  I will be happy to return to Mississippi Friday and I will see you all soon with a plethora of posts of … Continue reading

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Early Church in Young County: First Baptist

  Imagine it with red brick and a bell tower!  I am wondering if the absence of a sign now means the Church of Christ has vacated the building.  It remains very neat and well-cared-for, so if it is empty, … Continue reading

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Bridges from Ireland to the World: Social Bridge

On Christmas Eve, I started a series of virtual gifts for the women whose blogs I have come to enjoy in the past year.  Visitors to Social Bridge know that Jean loves the Garrarus Beach, and Tramore, and because she … Continue reading

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Train Stations: Baird, Throckmorton, and Graham

The Texas and Pacific (known as the T & P throughout Texas) built its first station in Baird in 1881, with the construction of the original train depot pictured here.  Two story depots were not common in Texas’ small towns … 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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