Built in1914, this gin, one of the last integrated air-system gins in America, has been restored with the guidance of the Smithsonian Institution and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. A working reminder of when cotton reigned supreme.
We invite you to join us …step back in time when cotton was king. The historic 1914 Burton Farmers Gin* is nestled in the heart of Burton, Texas - located on the same site where it was built almost 100 years ago! Designated on June 19, 2009 as the Official Cotton Gin Museum of Texas, the historic cotton gin has been visited annual by thousands of visitors and have enjoyed exhibits at the Burton Cotton Gin Museum. Burton, a small rural German community of 350 is conveniently located halfway between Houston and Austin on Hwy 290.
The Visitor Center is open Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 4pm. Tours daily at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.. or by appointment.
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I keep explaining it's a picture of the Lizzie Lola shop, and that you can't get a picture of the shop without the car in it, because the car is always parked there. And anyway, since the car is always there it qualifies for Google Earth in the first place.
I think they have teenagers or something doing the reviews and these people are given a set of rigid rules that don't provide for thought.
The coordinates for this picture are wrong. They should be near 29° 33' 12.74" N 95° 5' 39.96" W
Shafter has become less of a ghost town. Earlier this year a company reopened the silver mine and will employ about 100 workers. http://goo.gl/LwC2x
This fountain is in front of the City Hall of Texas City, Texas. It's a monument to the city that rose out of the ashes of the deadliest industrial accident in U.S. history. The town was virtually destroyed and about 600 people were killed when a ship carrying over 2000 tons of ammonium nitrate exploded -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TexasCityDisaster .
Beautiful images and creative photography
Note the filling station signs