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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

The picture fails miserably at giving a feel for the size. These giant columns are all that remains of the old wooden blimp hanger used to house multiple blimps during World War II when blimps were used for enemy submarine surveillance. They serve as a reminder of the importance Naval Airships served in our history. For more information on this remarkable place go here http://www.texas-flyer.com/chambers/landmark.htm

A Houston, Texas retiree named John Milkovisch drank a lot of beer, so he got the idea of adorning his home with beer cans. He covered the outside with flattened beer cans and hung beer can tops like wind chimes all around the house. The house has become a Houston landmark and has been restored and preserved by the Orange Show Center for Visionary Art. For more information on John's house go here http://www.beercanhouse.org

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