Beeville (Bee County) Seasonal Event – 06/21/2016

Finally, a chance to get away and travel to a new county.  We left at 6am and got to Beeville around 10am.  It was already 84 degrees.  Thank goodness we has shade in spots and a nice breeze.  We parked at the county courthouse to start this adventure.

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The courthouse is topped by a golden goddess and a 4 sided clock.

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There was this blue star marker on the corner.

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Although, Bernard Bee left Texas in 1846, his service as Texas Secretary of State and Texas Secretary of War was enough to have both a county and the county seat named in his honor. The completion of this walk brought my total of counties walked to 201.

A Naval Aviation Station was set up during World War II and although it was deactivated at war’s end, it was reopened for Korea. It was closed again in 1992, and a reminder of its presence is noted by the aircraft on the courthouse lawn.

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Across from the courthouse was a lovely library building.

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We passed this barber shop with a cute child’s chair.

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A vintage movie theater that no longer shows movies.

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Hensley building circa 1891.  The building next too it is an old Montgomery Ward with the lovely logo.

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Very nice US Post Office building.

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From there the route went to residential with shady streets.

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We also passed neighborhood churches like this one with statues.

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This lovely old house is now an art museum.  We walked all the way around it checking out it’s outdoor displays.

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Back on the walk route passing more lovely homes.

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This old school with Frieze Art entry is no longer in use.  The school district uses it for storage.

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Another neighborhood church.

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We continued on to two cemeteries.  The walk route looped though this first one.

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From here the walk headed back to the start at the courthouse.

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Our car was just past the pergola, and another county was added to my list.

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I am an avid Volksmarcher. I belong to Texas County Walkers in Mesquite.
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2 Responses to Beeville (Bee County) Seasonal Event – 06/21/2016

  1. Gypsy Bev says:

    Glad you had a chance to roam again. Great pictures!

  2. Thanks for the tour! Looks like Texas to me! 🙂 –Curt

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