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WEATHERFORD VOLKSMARCH
04/16/2005

Walk started at the Chamber of Commerce, Weatherford, Tx.   Former Gulf, Colorado & Sante Fe Railroad Depot.    Built in 1910.    The last train left the platform April 1959.

Volunteers getting the start set up.

Parker County Courthouse built in 1886

Carol and two Tarrant County Walkers

Mural on the wall of an Antique store

Texas and Pacific Railroad Station built 1879.   Now used as a feed & supply store

Old City Greenwood Cemetery.   Heritage Society erected fencing w/iron gates in 1997.

Marker for Oliver Loving and his wife.  Oliver Loving's body was brought back from New Mexico by Charles Goodnight.  They were on a cattle drive and were attacked by Indians.   Their story was fictionalized in "Lonesome Dove".

Second Empire French style home constructed of hand-quarried native stone was built around 1881.

Queen Anne style home features six gables.   It was built around 1902.

Kangaroos are the Weatherford High School mascots.

Pretty Peonies.

Nice artificial arrangement compliments the lawn.

Angel's Nest Bed and Breakfast built around 1896.

Childhood home of Broadway star Mary Martin. Built around 1918.

Pretty church listed as both Methodist and Episcopalian

Greek Revival style home built around 1908.

Another Queen Anne built around 1890.

The Chandor Gardens were not part of the volksmarch, but we detoured from the walk to visit them.   If you would like to detour also, click here.

Checkpoint volunteers.

St. Botolph Bed and Breakfast is another Queen Anne built around 1897.

Another view of St. Botolph.

Bunker came up from Austin for the walk.

Not on the historic listing, but I liked it.

Mary Martin was born in this home in 1913.    Home built in 1893.

Home built in 1872 for S.W. Lanham and has been enlarged many times.    Lanham was a school teacher who went on to become a lawyer and a politican.   Elected Governor of Texas in 1902.

Pretty iris

Karl and Beverly from Copperas Cove.

Franco-Texas Land Company Building was built in 1879.   S.W. Lanham practiced law on the 2nd floor.

Carol getting her book stamped at the finish.

Tarrant County Walkers, Anne and Paul, with the club's IVV banner.

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