Ol'Palestine
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A visit to the town where I moved in the winter of 1973. I lived and raised my family here. My father-in-law was mayor of Palestine and I continue to work here.
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Palestine was originally a river port town.


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The railroad replaced the paddle-wheeled steamers in commerce.


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Palestine became a rough and tumble railroad town.


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Carnegie Library built in 1882.


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The Redlands Building, built in 1915, was originally a hotel.


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Sacred Heart Catholic Church built by CLAYTON, NICHOLAS JOSEPH in 1890.


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Beautiful quilt-like brick pattern on Old Davy Crockett School


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Looking up Spring Street to the Courthouse.


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Built in 1914 in the Renaissance Revival Style.


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Palestine takes full effect of dramatic Texas sky's.


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Thunderhead.


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Palestine experiences the diversity of Texas weather.


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Cold chilly mornings warm up quickly.


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In winter you can expect snow.


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In summer you can expect triple-digit heat.


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Thinker at the John H. Reagan statue in Reagan Park.


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Old Memorial Hospital had had its share of controversy.


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It started life as a railroad hospital, then county run for a while then a non-profit, and now with a name change it is cooperate owned.


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The ICU wing.


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With spring comes a blanket of color.


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Wind swept clover.


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The Shelton Gin is reborn.


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Palestine is home to the Dogwood Trails Festival.


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The dogwood, symbol of Palestine.


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Old County Jail


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Bonnie and Clyde was blamed for robbing the Palestine Ice House, they didn't.


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A new addition to Palestine is the Balloon Festival in June.


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Night glow.


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Anderson county was in the debris path of the Space Shuttle Columbia


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For months caravans of white vehicle scoured the county collecting debris.


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Carol and I, as well as our house was rattled by the shuttle's explosion.


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