Llano – 03/10/2018

Llano calls itself the “Deer Capital of Texas” and the Chamber of Commerce and other businesses around town have decorated fiberglass deer on display, so while doing this Volksmarching event we were keeping an eye out for the deer. It wasn’t hard to find the first two, they were near where we parked to start the walk.

This deer is blue with a railroad car on its side and a railroad bridge on its rump with bluebonnets on its hind leg.

Red deer with beads on its head and a gold mask on its face is ready for Mardi Gras.

Carol registering for the walk (it’s only $3.00 to walk if you want to come give it a try).

Beautiful Inks truss bridge carriers TX-71 and TX-16 over the Llano River.

The 1908 concrete dam holds drinking water for the city of Llano.

Nice rock outcroppings along the hike/bike trail along the river.

Carol & Ed posed with some more rocks.

New disc golf course opened in 2016.

Badu Building was originally a bank. It is now a restaurant.

View from Inks Bridge of the water treatment plant.

Historical marker about Llano County.

Confederate Memorial erected in 1915.

Texas State Flag Deer

Octagonal bandstand on the courthouse lawn was our checkpoint location.

University of Texas colored deer with “Hook Em Horns” on its chest.

Outdoor grill (fake). Fiberglass deer has a door cut in his side. The door is hinged and there is a temperature gauge to the left of the door. To the right of the door is a hook with tongs hanging.

Built in 1939 as a public library with WPA funding. Now it is the Llano County Clerk’s office.

Built as the Granite City Hotel in 1929 it is now the County Jail and Tax Office.

Llano County WWI Memorial features a doughboy going over the top created by Frank Teich and John Paulding.

Llano Lodge #242 AF&AM built in 1907.

Realistic looking deer in Tom & Mary Phema Moore Memorial Park

First Christian Church is a white rock church with wood tower built circa 1888.

Grace Episcopal Church was also built in 1888.

O’Henry School was built in 1887. Addition was added in 1902.

Dr. Buck: a deer in a doctor’s coat, wearing spectacles and with a stethoscope hanging from his neck.

The Grateful Dead “Dancing Bears” first appeared on the rear cover of “History of the Grateful Dead, Vol. 1” album.

The Purple Bear on the side of the same building in the alleyway.

“Let there be songs to fill the air” mural on front of building.

Down a solid cement alley wall there is a series of four murals made to look like windows.

Hill Country Gifts and Wild Herbs has a garden mural.

Deer in front of the former jail wears a striped shirt and has a ball and chain attached to his back leg.

Carol taking pictures at the Earth Art Festival.

Ed with some of the stacked rock formations.

View of the festival from Inks Bridge as we head back to the finish.

More stacked rocks.

Still working on this one.

Nice turtle.

Not sure what this is supposed to be.

More stacked rocks (it is a long bridge to walk over after all).

Nice paint job on this old building.

Deer with Inks Bridge and the river on his side.

“Joy in the Hill Country” sculpture.

Top of the “Butterfly Garden” sculpture.


About walktx

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