Pampa – Gray County Volksmarch – 11/04/2014

The Seasonal Event in Pampa gave me the opportunity to pick up another county. This is the third and final new county in the panhandle section of Texas. We spied an arrow near the welcome sign going into town.

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Walk starts at White Deer Land Museum.

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Small cannon in front of museum.

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We walked first to see the Woody Guthrie Folk Music Center.

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Pampa rated having two of the arrows.

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Bundled up against the cold.

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We passed down the side of City Hall.

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Gray County Courthouse.

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County Marker. “Lest We Forget – GRAY COUNTY
50th Year Anniversary – 1902-1952 “

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Courthouse was built in 1929.

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Combs & Worley Building.

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Historical Marker on Building.

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Storefront decorated for Christmas.

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PETER W. GRAY
Star and Wreath
County Named for Texas Confederate
1819 – 1876
Virginia-born, came to Texas 1838. Aided 1839 removal Texas Shawnees.  Officer in Milam Guards, Texas Republic. Political, cultural leader in Houston, Republic, State, and Confederacy: he was District Attorney, Judge, Justice Texas Supreme Court, Legislator in Texas and C.S.A. Delegate to Texas  Secession Convention that raised troops to seize U.S. forts, provided for
Texas frontier defense, and ratified C.S.A. Constitution.

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Worley Hospital – boarded up.

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Carol reading plaque about the small park.

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 This is the park.

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We passed this church.

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We passed this park but the walk route didn’t go in it.

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 Really nice house. Note the way the edges are rolled. I’ve never seen one like it before.

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Another nice house.

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Pampa highschool with a design similar to Borger’s.

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 Passed another church.

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Took a loop through the cemetery.

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Poppy Field – Veteran’s Memorial.

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Some variety of “weeping” tree.

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Left over Halloween decorations (I hope).

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Tumbleweed stuck in a fence corner.

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Like the hat.

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US Post Office.

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 Post Office corner stone.

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Santa Fe RR Depot still in use.

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 Pioneer House near the finish

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About walktx

I am an avid Volksmarcher. I belong to Texas County Walkers in Mesquite.
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2 Responses to Pampa – Gray County Volksmarch – 11/04/2014

  1. Marie Rogers says:

    Texas has so many charming little towns.

  2. Gypsy Bev says:

    Every small town has its charm and interesting history. The old courthouses are always a treat.

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