Heritage Walk 10K – Irving, TX

From City of Irving Historical Marker:  In the early years of the 20th century, while working on the construction of the Rock Island Railroad extension from Fort Worth to Dallas, two members of the survey party — its chief, J.O. Schulze, and a surveyor, Otis Brown — purchased just over 80 acres of land from pioneer farmer H.W. Britain. Soon they had platted a townsite, which they named Irving.  On December 19, 1903, Schulze and Brown held a barbecue and auction for the sale of town lots. Co-founder Otis Brown served as Irving’s first mayor after the town was incorporated in 1914. Over the years Irving grew from a farming community to suburb of Dallas.

Founder of Irving

Founder of Irving

We parked at the Library pictured behind the surveyors statue and crossed a footbridge to a pavilion where the walk started.  We past this plaza.

Plaza

Plaza

Walk Registration

Walk Registration

Walker registering

Walker registering

We headed out on the walk.

The fountain was turned off.

The fountain was turned off.

Waterfall in the Veteran's Memorial.

Waterfall in the Veteran’s Memorial.

All branches have a statue.  But I only took a picture of the sailor.

All branches have a statue. But I only took a picture of the sailor.

God Bless America eagle to the left.  Flags behind.

God Bless America eagle to the left. Flags behind.

Mosiac of Sam Houston in the Transit Center.

Mosiac of Sam Houston in the Transit Center.

Abstract Art called "Marker Tree"

Abstract Art called “Marker Tree”

Whistle Stop Plaza Tower Clock next to the transit center.

Whistle Stop Plaza Tower Clock next to the transit center.

Neon sign for old-fashioned diner says "since 1948".

Neon sign for old-fashioned diner says “since 1948”.

Elvis inside the diner.

Elvis inside the diner.

We past the Musician's Museum.

We past the Musician’s Museum.

Nice vintage sign.

Nice vintage sign.

Caboose and Depot in Heritage Park.

Caboose and Depot in Heritage Park.

Vintage water tower in Heritage Park.

Vintage water tower in Heritage Park.

In the residential area we found some nice gardens.

In the residential area we found some nice gardens.

Park entrance.

Park entrance.

Our checkpoint volunteers in Fritz Park.

Our checkpoint volunteers in Fritz Park.

Sign for Safety Town.

Sign for Safety Town.

Safety town where little kids can learn about traffic safety .  The kids ride the miniature streets on tricycles to learn how to be safe.

Safety town where little kids can learn about traffic safety . The kids ride the miniature streets on tricycles to learn how to be safe.

One of the bridges we crossed.

One of the bridges we crossed.

View upstream from the bridge.

View downstrean from the bridge.

View downstream from the bridge.

View upstream from the bridge.

Paved path along the creek.

Paved path along the creek.

The creek with the path showing to the right.

The creek with the path showing to the right.

Flock of ducks and geese seeking shade in the trees along the path.

Flock of ducks and geese seeking shade in the trees along the path.

Once the library opened the walk registration moved inside to the air conditioning.  We got our books stamps and we were done.

Once the library opened the walk registration moved inside to the air conditioning. We got our books stamps and we were done.

Hand carved/whittled walking stick for our retiring SW Regional Director.

Hand carved/whittled walking stick for our retiring SW Regional Director.

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