Corsicana 10K Event

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Volksmarchers registering to walk at the Corsicana visitor’s center.

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Walk start volunteers.

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Helen, Ed and Deborah.

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Visitor’s center used to be a railroad depot.

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Railroad car on static display next to the visitor’s center.

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Historical marker about one of Corsicana’s founders.

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Mural looks like Clint Eastwood to me.

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Street closed for the display of the Christmas tree.

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Nice old bank building.

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Oil worker statue on street corner.

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One of several old pianos decorating the downtown area.  I liked this one because of the old picture.

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Great architecture.

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Ed and the Christmas tree.

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This statue was called “The Sower”

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Building dated 1857.  Putting the date of construction on a building is a statement of self-confidence and optimism. Self-confidence in that the creation of this building was a noteworthy event. Optimism that the building will still be around many years hence.

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Christmas light pole decorations.

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Fireman memorial.  Inscriptions reads “Dedicated to our Chief Rube Freeman 1859-1917”

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Navarro County Courthouse Clock Tower.  The courthouse itself was encased in scaffolding as it is under restoration.

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Statue of Jose Antonio Navarro (1795-1871), located on the walkway to the entrance of the courthouse.  Navarro was a native Texan lawyer, merchant, and rancher who founded Navarro County and co-created the Republic of Texas.

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The Call to Arms statue is of a Civil War bugler in uniform holding a bugle to his mouth. It was erected on the courthouse lawn in 1907 by Navarro chapter United Daughters of the Confederacy.

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A home with a historical marker, but I didn’t cross the street to read the marker.

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Memorial on courthouse lawn to multiple wars.

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Names of Navarro county military who lost their lives for our freedom.

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We saw the green area first then came to the name of the park later.

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Tree dedicated to Dr. Bill Lagomarsino 1935-2006.

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Old firetruck in children’s playground.

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Ed on bridge on the hike/bike trail in the park.

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Mermaid that marks the entrance to the water park.

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We walked in Oakwood Cemetery.

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Civil war historial marker.  I didn’t know they used balloons back then.

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Group of volksmarchers gathered around the historical marker.

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Bridge in the cemetery.

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Lefty Frizzell memorial statue.

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William Orville “LeftyFrizzell (March 31, 1928 – July 19, 1975)

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Guitar in the sidewalk leading to the memorial.

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First of several really nice old homes.

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School Auditorium on the North side.

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Wonderful artwork on the building.

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School entrance in the middle.

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Some more of the artwork.

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School Gymnasium on the South end.

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Back to the beautiful old homes.

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First United Methodist Church, Gothic Architecture with beautiful stained glass windows.  Circa 1896.

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The Beth-EL synagogue in Corsicana, TX is a magnificent and unique building built by a Reform Jewish congregation 1898-1900. It is a wood frame building with clapboard siding and keyhole windows in the front doors. A pair of octagonal towers are topped by onion domes.

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Historical marker that tells about the establishment of the Collin Street Bakery which would become world famous for its fruitcakes.

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We resisted the temptation.  No fruitcake today.

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Helen stamping books at the finish table.

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About walktx

I am an avid Volksmarcher. I belong to Texas County Walkers in Mesquite.
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One Response to Corsicana 10K Event

  1. BoobOnARock says:

    What a cute town! My mom always sends me a fruitcake from Collin Street Bakery…the best!

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