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19th August 2023

Flower Power
TenX. Nice historical description of the Keukenhof. Beautiful pictures of Tulips. With compliments MiSter Walter.
19th August 2023

Thanks vriend, I really enjoyed my visit to Keukenhof, and the rest of Netherlands.
23rd July 2023

Great info! Thank you!
15th July 2023

Former Gent resident
My dad, born in 1920, grew up on Gent mountain, as did his siblings, most of whom were born after him. His family moved from Gent Mountain to the Rusk area around 1930. It looks now like most or all of the top of the mountain is all privately owned by an ATV park and also used at some point as a gravel pit. That was as far back as the 1990's or 2000's. Dad showed me where his old homeplace was and where one of his uncles lived, but I doubt if I could find them now because of overgrowth. Dad left that area in 1938 or 1939 to live relatives in Galveston County. My great grandfather (Thomas S. Craig Sr.) was one of the early residents of Gent. He moved there from Alabama when the Cherokees were moved out of East Texas, and I believe he was the first JP in Cherokee County, but I could be mistaken about that.
18th August 2023

Gent Mountain
Thanks for your comment on Gent Mountain. I love Cherokee County with its rich history. Cherokee is the only county around here that has the locations of its Historic Markers on their County maps, that I find helpful.
5th October 2022

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19th September 2022
Roselake Ranch

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24th October 2022
Roselake Ranch

Roselake Ranch
Thanks vriend
12th October 2021

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18th September 2021

Interesting waypoint near Alto
This is so interesting. I had never heard of this place in East Texas before, and it’s so close to Alto too. Thanks for sharing. Best wishes and keep exploring!
20th August 2021

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8th August 2021

Cool place
So glad you are seeing and enjoying some of America's treasures. Thanks for sharing. All the Best!!
8th August 2021

Crazy Jug Point
I am finishing my last years blogs. Best wishes to you and Jesse.
22nd July 2021

National Forest road 110
I live and work in Canjilon NM for the Forest Service. We get daily News clips from the Forest Service, and todays first entry was this: "Dispersed Camping on the Carson National Forest road 110 Canjilon New Mexico As I drove East on Carson NF road 110 the dirt road got very bumpy and I had to drive slow. I drove slow so as not to damage my old truck. I drove... Source TravelBlog - Jul 22, 2021". Of course this peaked my interest, but when I clicked on the link, I received the "Page not Found", error code 404 message. I then proceeded to do an internet search to see if I could find a way around the error. In so doing, I found your blog page and thought I'd see if I could get the story "straight from the horses mouth." I'm hoping that it won't be removed for good. I enjoyed reading some of your other entries while I was here. Thanks!
11th December 2022

Canjilon, New Mexico
I really appreciate the National Forest Service providing free dispersed camping at great locations in Western USA. If the Forest Service has locations closed to camping, they are very good at posting signs to tell potential campers.
5th July 2021
Rusk State Hospital

Amazing post all around
but these pictures of the inside of Rusk are especially valuable to me. It's interesting that they made a corner stone with the East Texas State name: I found that name in an add for GE industrial stoves, where they highlight institutions that use their products--in 1960! But official TX documents pretty much drop the name by 1923. If you have any more interior shots, I'd love to see them. In any event, thanks for posting this.
6th July 2021
Rusk State Hospital

Rusk State Penitentiary
Thanks for your comment. This large building was one of the three original buildings built in the 1880s. It was demolished a few months later.
9th February 2021

My family owns the land next to the pavilion on the left where you took the photo of structure. Lot of memories and stories past down from generation to generation. Thank you Melissa Lilley
11th February 2021

Thanks Melissa, I did not know that Barsola existed, and I was looking for other old towns in Southern Cherokee County when I found the sign.
31st January 2021

Lovely home
Your home and homestead looks very nice as peaceful hidden gem.
31st January 2021

RIP Diamond
RIP Diamond
31st January 2021

Great blog
Thank you, Walter for sharing your unique view on your hometown and contribute to its wider recognition. Your travel style and experience is interesting to read about it. Long live and travel, my brother! I hope inspiration for writing will be always be your companion. Greetings from Europe!
1st February 2021

thanks Sandra
I love living here. I will travel more in the springtime. Around July when my garden is done I will return to the four corner states.
16th October 2020

Very interesting. I did not know about this cemetery at all. Great photos. Thanks for sharing.
23rd October 2020

Shiloh Methodist Church
Thanks Morgan. As you know, Texas and the rest of the USA has many old towns that are long gone now.

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