Midlothian 4th of July

Midlothian is located in the “Y” between I-35 West and I-35 East, about 30 miles north of the “Y” at Hillsboro. The name Midlothian picked for the town in 1882 or 1883 when the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway railroad arrived.

Walk registration at gazebo in Kimmel Park.

Walk registration workers.

Small pyramid marks a time capsule.

Circling back through the park.

1921 Red Cross Fountain

Hybiscus are lovely against the white fence.

Another pretty pink plant.

4th of July decorations

Grace Baptist Church

More 4th of July decorations

Tower of the Presbyterian Church could be seen from the walk route.

Neat building. Old filling station?

Flags decorate entrance to Meridian Cemetery.

We did a loop through the cemetery which had lots of shade.

Unusual headstone for a life cut short.

Checkpoint workers

Passing walkers going the other way.  Stopped to chat.

Nice landscaping.

Lovely old building in downtown.

Log cabin was moved here for preservation.

Old well near log cabin.

Marilyn and Bill where still looking around when we arrived.  We finished the walk with them.

Cement Capitol of Texas?

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