TVA Memorial Event Volksmarch – 12/31/14

 

The Texas Volkssport Assn. (TVA) holds a Memorial Event on Dec. 31st in memory of Texas Volksmarchers who have passed away that year. This event is held in Fredericksburg, TX which is the city where Volksmarching started in the USA back in 1976. We were there to walk and honor our lost companions.

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Helen and Carlon are volunteers working this event.

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Memorial pictures of those lost this year.

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More pictures on the Memorial board.

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Old St. Mary’s Church, also known as “Die Alte Kirche” and “the Marienkirche”, this stone church dates from 1863, and served as the parish Church until 1906.

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New St. Mary’s Church built in 1906.

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Home with a historical marker.  Built in 1847, the Kuenemann House originally featured half timbered construction, then in the 1880s the gingerbread porches and tin ornamentation were added, turning it into a beautiful Victorian.

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A nicely decorated home.

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Ed on the trail.  It was cold but not windy.

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Another pretty home we passed.

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What a cute frog sitting on a roof.

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A whirligig and a nicely decorated yard light.

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Walkers that passed us on the trail.

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Cute yard decoration.

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Water wheel very far from the water in the creek below.

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Unbelievable.  Had to take a picture of this.

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Old Peanut Factory… not sure if they processed peanut oil or what.

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The whole area of the factory.

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1894 Private Pullman Palace Car/6666 Pullman Train Car  – Bed and Breakfast

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1952 Ford Station Wagon.

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Another pretty church.

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This two-story stone structure served as the fourth jail for Gillespie County. It was constructed in 1885. The ground floor housed a holding area and living quarters for the jailer. the second floor had two steelclad cells located against the east wall and maximum security cells in the center and at the back. The building was used as a county jail facility until 1939.

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Nicely decorated storefront.

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We passed the school entrance.  Nice arches.

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Another nicely decorated house.

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We passed this large cemetery.

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Betty Boop out front of the Hip Dingo store.

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About walktx

I am an avid Volksmarcher. I belong to Texas County Walkers in Mesquite.
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