When I need to make a quick trip into town, I have two options. The farm is exactly 7 miles from a town in both directions.
I have written some about the larger of the two towns, showing the Courthouse on the Square. This is another glimpse in the life of Small Town Texas.
Today, I'm going to the smaller town, population 2,500.
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Oh yes, and the all important Country Medical Clinic with our own special Country Doctor. Many mornings you can see her riding her bicycle to work.
The local hardware store, on the main street, is a place where you can buy all your hardware and farm supplies. At the same time, you can also take a look at the Brides Registry if you need to buy a gift for an upcoming wedding. Are you laughing?
That is how it is in small towns...stores usually have duel purposes.
The history of this town, started in 1831, when the Mexican government granted 4,428 acres to the first settlers.
The first train arrived on New Year's Eve of 1873. You can read about the train scheduled to stop last week end, if you click on Train.
Our town has some interesting brick patterns and building designs....
Unchanging over the years, except for the addition of an air conditioner or the occasional television antenna.
You will find doors painted in vivid colors.....
Wooden doors made to last over a century.
Patriotism is widely shown by flying both the American and the Texas State Flag.
It is a town where the shopkeepers, like Mr. B from the hardware store, calls me by my first name....
Enjoy your week end,