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Now a ghost town, Shafter was once a silver mining "company town" where the miners were totally dependent on the company. These are typical graves in a rather large town cemetery.

Shafter was once a silver mining town. For a while it was a full-fledged "company town" with the miners totally dependent on the company.

In the 1960's was used for early scenes in the science fiction movie "The Andromeda Strain".

This bridge over the Pecos river near where it empties into the Rio Grand is the tallest bridge in Texas. It's also on the edge of Amistad International Reservoir, a lake formed by the Rio Grand and shared with Mexico.

US 90 was the route used to cross Texas east & west before I-10. There's a new US 90 but only a few sections of the original Highway 90 still exist. This one, between Castroville and Hondo, is only a few hundred yards long.

I think the bottom plaque says:

THIS HISTORICAL SITE IS PRESERVED FOR POSTERITY BY THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF HIGHWAYS & PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION. THE LAND WAS DONATED BY THE SOUTHERN PACIFIC RAILROAD AND THE JERSEY LILLY BUILDING BY MRS. LAURA A. BABB TO THE STATE OF TEXAS.

He had a daughter named Laura -- maybe that was her.

Wonderfull little chapel! Best regards, Timo

Long ago, Bedias Indians were the primary inhabitants of what is now Huntsville, Texas. This little known display is in a mini-park located where the Bedias frequently met for shade and water.

This memorial is located in Challenger Park near Webster Texas

Ashbel Smith is a little known but active and influential leader in the founding of Texas. Go here for more details about his life http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashbel_Smith

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