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.
Palestine was originally a river port town.
The railroad replaced the paddle-wheeled steamers in commerce.
Palestine became a rough and tumble railroad town.
Carnegie Library built in 1882.
The Redlands Building, built in 1915, was originally a hotel.
Sacred Heart Catholic Church built by CLAYTON, NICHOLAS JOSEPH in 1890.
Beautiful quilt-like brick pattern on Old Davy Crockett School
Looking up Spring Street to the Courthouse.
Built in 1914 in the Renaissance Revival Style.
Palestine takes full effect of dramatic Texas sky's.
Palestine experiences the diversity of Texas weather.
Cold chilly mornings warm up quickly.
In winter you can expect snow.
In summer you can expect triple-digit heat.
Thinker at the John H. Reagan statue in Reagan Park.
Old Memorial Hospital had had its share of controversy.
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.
With spring comes a blanket of color.
The Shelton Gin is reborn.
Palestine is home to the Dogwood Trails Festival.
The dogwood, symbol of Palestine.
Bonnie and Clyde was blamed for robbing the Palestine Ice House, they didn't.
A new addition to Palestine is the Balloon Festival in June.
Anderson county was in the debris path of the Space Shuttle Columbia
For months caravans of white vehicle scoured the county collecting debris.
Carol and I, as well as our house was rattled by the shuttle's explosion.