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Old 10-16-2009, 12:37 PM   #91
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Old 10-17-2009, 03:13 AM   #92
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'bout time!

Did you get to take the tour?
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Old 10-17-2009, 06:53 AM   #93
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Moving it to my neck of the woods.

Left home about 6am, had breakfast in Fresno, waited for the light.



Grabbed the tag at 7:20.



The sun came over the horizon while I was headed back east on hwy 6. My eyes!
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Old 10-17-2009, 07:00 AM   #94
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New tag-

This is near Moonshine Hill, where a liquid other than the whiskey made a feed store owner named Ross Sterling his first fortune. His fortune later helped him become Governor of Texas.





I took the pics of the bike with the bike on the sidewalk and me in the street. You can take photos from the north side in a safer manner. And the po-po's in this town have little sense of humor.

Back home by 8:30 to feed the dogs.

Edit: Hit it in the morning, and go west a few blocks and south a couple blocks and have breakfast at the "City Cafe".
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Old 10-17-2009, 03:30 PM   #95
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Congrat's on getting the tag Mark!

You put up an interesting one, I might have to go get it....maybe.
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Old 10-17-2009, 04:03 PM   #96
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'bout time!

Did you get to take the tour?
Yes, I got a mini tour. Was offered a sample but an empty stomach and rum don't mix with riding.
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Old 10-17-2009, 05:11 PM   #97
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Congrat's on getting the tag Mark!

You put up an interesting one, I might have to go get it....maybe.
Didn't have time to take it further, too much crap going on.

I kinda like to check out the local history.

If it weren't for sawmills and oil wells, the history here would be limited to hog farming and moonshine stills.

Hell, and I'm old enough to remember when you couldn't see the town from the highway.
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Old 10-18-2009, 04:53 AM   #98
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If it weren't for sawmills and oil wells, the history here would be limited to hog farming and moonshine stills.
You gotta dig for the history other than oil and forestry.

I have, under my care, my step daughter. She is the great great great great grand daughter of Dick Dowling. The hero of Sabine pass. The founder of HFD. Many banks, whore houses and drinking establishments were all under his control. Not much of his legacy had survived. Dowling and Tuam street were named for the man. I think he owned most of the SE part of downtown.

I thought it would be kinda neat to take her down to fire station number one and get some pictures with her and the fireman, which Dowling had a part of.

You know what? Fire station #1 is the Aquarium.

Can Houston ever do anything right?

Or should I say, can Houston ever do the right thing?
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Old 10-18-2009, 07:57 AM   #99
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You gotta dig for the history other than oil and forestry.

I have, under my care, my step daughter. She is the great great great great grand daughter of Dick Dowling. The hero of Sabine pass. The founder of HFD. Many banks, whore houses and drinking establishments were all under his control. Not much of his legacy had survived. Dowling and Tuam street were named for the man. I think he owned most of the SE part of downtown.

I thought it would be kinda neat to take her down to fire station number one and get some pictures with her and the fireman, which Dowling had a part of.

You know what? Fire station #1 is the Aquarium.

Can Houston ever do anything right?

Or should I say, can Houston ever do the right thing?
I was talking about the history of the small town where the tag resides, not Houston.

But yeah, Houston seems determined to obliterate its past. Somehow appropriate for a town started as a real estate scam.

The Houston Chamber of Commerce should have a really big statue of the guy that invented air conditioning placed in a prominent location downtown. Because without it, Houston would be smaller than Waco, and not half as appealing.

(Oh, and the guys who figured out that the yellow jack was spread by mosquitos deserve a lot of credit also.)
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Old 10-18-2009, 11:33 AM   #100
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The Houston Chamber of Commerce should have a really big statue of the guy that invented air conditioning placed in a prominent location downtown. Because without it, Houston would be smaller than Waco, and not half as appealing.
We didn't have AC when we moved to La Porte in '76. It was a dry heat.

All Hail Willis Carrier!!

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Okay, when the rain passes through it's supposed to be great weather for the weekend.

So here's a couple more hints to get this thread moving.





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Old 10-22-2009, 08:26 AM   #102
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If I still lived in Austin I would tag this! I was there not long ago checking out the DeLoreans. Someone show West Texas some love!
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Old 10-23-2009, 06:22 PM   #103
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Okay, when the rain passes through it's supposed to be great weather for the weekend.

So here's a couple more hints to get this thread moving.


Damn, Mark... What not give us the GPS coordinates?
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Old 10-23-2009, 07:41 PM   #104
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Okay, when the rain passes through it's supposed to be great weather for the weekend.

So here's a couple more hints to get this thread moving.





Thanks for the cool "tag". I'm learning about Texas! wish I could get down that way and see Humble, Tx. but alas, I'm too busy at the moment.....

Come on someone, get on your bike and take a ride before it gets to frikkin cold!
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Old 10-23-2009, 07:43 PM   #105
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Damn, Mark... What not give us the GPS coordinates?
Too cheap to buy a GPS?



Should I caution the non-locals not to drink from it, or let 'em find out a few miles down the road when their bowels loosen?

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