Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Small-town Texas

U.S. Senator John Cornyn writes about small-town Texas in the post linked below.

More than a Name

Monday, May 19, 2008

By: U.S. Sen. John Cornyn

When pioneers made their way to Texas generations ago, many helped establish towns. From Abbott to Zorn, these smaller communities safeguard the Texas ethic, the values that have made our state great.

If you exit the major highways, you can travel to places such as Cee Vee, Tarzan, Tigertown, Ropesville, Petrolia and Notrees. The way these towns were named often reflects the optimism and good-natured outlook of those who helped settle our vast state.

Even today, the real spirit of Texas can be found in smaller towns across our state. Texas names have...(complete article here).

Don't forget about Happy, Earth, Needmore, Dime Box, Mobeetie, Telegraph, and the hundreds of other anchors to generations of Texans that dot our great state.


WomanHonorThyself said...

you know that song God bless Texas?!...good one!

The Hermit said...

Most of the small towns in Georgia have died out, because there's no way to make a living. Last year my wife and I drove up from Jacksonville Florida back to our home in the North Georgia mountains. We intentionally took back roads off the beaten path. Time after time, we passed through little towns that had simply been abandoned. Gas stations, cafes, little grocery stores, just decaying out in the deep woods.

i beati said...

gotta love this one !!Sandy in Spring Lake

Meg said... didn't think ANYONE knew where that was!

Hope you are well, it's been a while!