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Benjamin, Texas

11 May

The Knox County Courthouse in the photo of this post is found in Benjamin, Texas.  It is said that Benjamin is the only town named after someone struck by lightning.  According to John Troesser, Benjamin Bedford was the son of the town founder and first postmaster, Hilory H. Bedford.  (http://www.texasescapes.com/TOWNS/Benjamin/Benjamin.htm). 

As small as Benjamin is, I find something new each drive through town and there is always an interesting conversation to be had with one of the locals.  If you arrive at just the right time in the morning, the cowboys are driving with trailers in tow, going to and/or from work awaiting in the thousands of acres of ranchland.    

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2 Comments

Posted by on May 11, 2008 in Photography, Texas

 

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2 responses to “Benjamin, Texas

  1. lovezao

    May 11, 2008 at 8:26 pm

    My great great grandfather’s name was

    deep breath

    Benjamin Franklin Jefferson Beauregard Corum

    You can look it up on rootsweb!

     
  2. itiswell

    May 13, 2008 at 2:37 am

    I love the photos. I hope you are doing well. I have been busy with finishing up the semester.

     

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