Decatur, TX

30 May

Just because I haven’t written in a while does not mean I haven’t gone anywhere. Unfortunately the world of healthcare does not always allow me travel as I had in the past. And I’m visiting Decatur once again just to get out of the house.

What is in Decatur?

To begin with, the courthouse is the eye catcher of the town. It is one of the most beautiful historic courthouses built with solid pink granite and Vermont marble. You can’t miss it! I probably have a picture of it in a post from years back. You’ll find this growing town and county seat in Wise County. Decatur is also home of Decatur Baptist College.

Down the road along Business 81/287, you will find the historic Petrified Wood Tourist Camp. There’s a gas station and restaurant all inviting visitors a look back in time. We were there late, nothing was open. We didn’t care. We roamed around taking pictures, staring off into the distance, watching a train pass on the tracks across the road. This is my second or third stop here over the years and I’ve come to a conclusion: I want to lease a classic car from my favorite car collecting cousin and photograph all the refurbished historic gas stations in North Texas.

I can’t say much about the “Eighter From Decatur” mural in the first image. I liked it enough to stop on the corner, get out and open the trunk to grab a bottle of water, point the camera toward the wall and click. And then I got on my phone to look it up and I’m not sure what it all means since there are a dozen or so versions as to the story behind it. And there is always a woman involved. In this case, Ada. I’m not going to write about something I know nothing about but I can share the image.

Tell me what you know!

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One response to “Decatur, TX

  1. nchisum

    June 11, 2022 at 7:41 am

    I love hearing about and seeing pics of the neat out of the way places you visit. I have never been to Decatur but I like the pics that make you think of days gone by.


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