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A virtual tour of Fort Worth includes a knight, JFK and the setting for a sci-fi movie

Did you know Fort Worth, Texas, is the 13th largest city in the U.S.? Me either, until I went there. About 900,000 people live in Fort Worth, which was settled in 1849 and quickly became the hub of the longhorn cattle trade. I’ve already written about our stay in the Stockyards in a hotel room… Continue reading A virtual tour of Fort Worth includes a knight, JFK and the setting for a sci-fi movie

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Abandoned for 30 years, this lavish ZigZag Art Deco terminal has stunning features

One of the places I stopped on our Texas trip that wasn’t an “oddity” listed on our planned itinerary was the Texas and Pacific Railroad Station. I was wandering in downtown Fort Worth one day while Sweetums took care of some business and saw a magnificent building in the distance. I walked over to it… Continue reading Abandoned for 30 years, this lavish ZigZag Art Deco terminal has stunning features

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The reason this rural Mississippi church has such odd architecture

In rural Mississippi, near Alcorn State University, a small church makes a stately but unusual silhouette. Bethel Presbyterian Church is missing its steeple and its hind-end but it has managed to survive in this spot near Port Gibson since the 1840s. Sweetums and I stumbled on the church while visiting Windsor Ruins, which is located… Continue reading The reason this rural Mississippi church has such odd architecture

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The Old Mill from ‘Gone With the Wind’ was like a painting

From Sunday, July 21 through Friday, July 26, Sweetums and I drove 2,150 miles from Huntsville, Alabama, to Fort Worth, Texas, and back again. I am posting the stops in order of the trip. Most sites will be included in my upcoming Guide to Southern Oddities. Last stop!!! This is the last recap from our… Continue reading The Old Mill from ‘Gone With the Wind’ was like a painting

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Hot Springs, Ark., was one of the coolest cities we visited: Road-trip recap

From Sunday, July 21 through Friday, July 26, Sweetums and I drove 2,150 miles from Huntsville, Alabama, to Fort Worth, Texas, and back again. I am posting the stops in order of the trip. Most sites will be included in my upcoming Guide to Southern Oddities. Stop No. 17: Hot Springs, Ark. I’d always been… Continue reading Hot Springs, Ark., was one of the coolest cities we visited: Road-trip recap