Dalhart – Dallam County – 04/08/2015

Our fourth county for this trip was Dallam. Dalhart the county seat is home to the XIT reunion each year. I was expecting a town the size of Dumas. While Dalhart has a large residential population, apparently they don’t eat out as much. Very few restaurants to choose from in town. The walk was laid out as a 12K but I didn’t feel like walking more than 10K; so I checked the directions and there was a short loop at the front to visit the Empty Saddle Sculpture. I already knew the sculpture had been taken down due to upcoming highway construction, so I drove the long loop through the residential district over to the park and it was a perfect 6.0 miles. So we only walked that loop.

Saw while driving to walk start.

Seen while driving to the walk start.

Another one we saw on the drive to the start.

Another one we notice on the drive to the start.

Old movie theatre we didn't walk by since we cut off the short loop.

Old movie theatre we didn’t walk by since we cut off the short loop.

Nice archway entrance to old downtown,

Nice archway entrance to old downtown,

Yard Art

Yard Art

Nice Home

Nice Home

Rolled edges on the roof.

Rolled edges on the roof.

View of a residential street.

View of a residential street.

Walking on a main road to get to park.

Walking on a main road to get to park.

Can't see any water yet.

Can’t see any water yet.

Yard Art

Yard Art

Yard Art

Yard Art

Yard Art

Yard Art

Yard Art

Yard Art

This was the best view we got of the lake.

This was the best view we got of the lake.

Variety of trees.

Variety of trees.

Beautiful white bark on this tree.

Beautiful white bark on this tree.

St. Anthony's Catholic Church.

St. Anthony’s Catholic Church.

Newer homes

Newer homes

Very nice

Very nice

Back to the older homes

Back to the older homes

Another nice one.

Another nice one.

Dallum County Courthouse.  The street that runs in front of the courthouse are still paved with bricks.

Dallum County Courthouse. The street in downtown are still paved with bricks.

Historical marker in front of courthouse.

Historical marker in front of courthouse.

The Sesquicentennial Monument outside the Dallam County Courthouse was established in 1986 to celebrate Texas’ sesquicentennial and the 50th anniversary of the XIT Rodeo and Reunion.

The Sesquicentennial Monument was placed in 1986 to celebrate Texas’ sesquicentennial and the 50th anniversary of the XIT Rodeo and Reunion.

Memorial dedicated to those from this high school who gave their lives in WWII.

Memorial dedicated to those from this high school who gave their lives in WWII.

James R. Fox, Jr.

James R. Fox, Jr.

He was an American pilot who valiantly sacrificed his life in China for the War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression. The Chinese people will forever remember his name, James R. Fox, Jr.

He was an American pilot who valiantly sacrificed his life in China for the War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression. The Chinese people will forever remember his name, James R. Fox, Jr.

Statue presented by President Jiang Zemin, The People's Republic of China on October, 2002

Statue presented by President Jiang Zemin,
The People’s Republic of China on
October, 2002

XIT Museum

XIT Museum

MEMORIAL to the 305th Airdrome Squadron, Organized at Dalhart Army Air Base,   April 1943

MEMORIAL to
the 305th Airdrome Squadron,
Organized at Dalhart Army Air Base, April 1943

Nice clock on other side of Courthouse.

Nice clock on other side of Courthouse.

Marker with the 10 commandments on it.

Marker with the 10 commandments on the courthouse lawn.

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One Response to Dalhart – Dallam County – 04/08/2015

  1. Gypsy Bev says:

    Beautiful town! The yard work really caught my attention.

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