TVA Memorial Event in Fredericksburg, TX – 12/31/15

The Texas Volkssport Assn. (TVA) holds a Memorial Event each Dec. 31st in memory of walkers who have passed away during the year. This event is held in Fredericksburg where the sport of Volksmarching started in the USA way back in 1976. We were there to walk and honor our lost companions.

Walker registering for the event.

Walker registering for the event.

Memorial of our lost companions.

Memorial of our lost companions.

 

The First Methodist Church in Fredricksburg was built in 1885.

The First Methodist Church in Fredricksburg was built in 1885.
Now the Fredericksburg Historical Society Headquarters.

Pretty house.

Pretty house.

Old peanut factory.

Closed peanut factory.

1894 Private Pullman Palace Car Bed and Breakfast.

1894 Private Pullman Palace Car Bed and Breakfast.

Holy Ghost Lutheran Church built in 1893.

Holy Ghost Lutheran Church built in 1893.

Carving on Holy Ghost Lutheran annex building.

Carving on Holy Ghost Lutheran annex building.

Retire Gillespie County Jail.

Retired Gillespie County Jail.

Beautiful house.

Beautiful house.

More walkers registering when we pass through the checkpoint.

More walkers registering when we passed through the checkpoint.

Store where Ed's carvings are located.

Store where Ed’s carvings are located.

Ed with his carving of an Indian maiden for sale here.

Ed with his carving of an Indian maiden for sale here.

German Christmas Pyramid was handcrafted by Wibros GmbH in 2009.

German Christmas Pyramid was handcrafted by Wibros GmbH in 2009.

Pioneer Memorial Library

Pioneer Memorial Library

Ed with Eagle Art created by David Brashear.

Ed with Eagle Art created by David Brashear.

1936 County Marker

1936 County Marker

Another War Memorial on Courthouse Lawn.

War Memorial on Courthouse Lawn.

War Memorial on Courthouse Lawn.

Another War Memorial on Courthouse Lawn.

Former Bank of Fredericksburg closed in 1936. Now a real estate office.

Former Bank of Fredericksburg closed in 1936. Now a real estate office.

The Palace Theatre opened in 1922 and was in continuous operation until 2000 when the theater was closed and sold. It is now a western wear store.

The Palace Theatre opened in 1922 and was in continuous operation until 2000 when the theater was closed and sold. It is now a western wear store.

Buffalo Bill, Ted Buntline, and Texas Jack

Picture of Buffalo Bill, Ted Buntline, and Texas Jack inside Texas Jack’s Wild West Outfitters.

Beautiful stone Bethany Lutheran Church.

Beautiful stone Bethany Lutheran Church.

John O. Meusebach

John O. Meusebach

Comanche Chief Santana.

Comanche Chief Santana.

Third figure in the Lasting Friendship display.

Third figure in the “Lasting Friendship” display.

Joanne and Carlen working the finish table.

Joanne and Carlen working the finish table.

 

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