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Hemibee
12-25-2006, 09:50 AM
http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/4204/txchbookzk7.jpg

My wife knew how much I enjoy seeing the old courthouses and gave me this book for Christmas. Now I'm going to have to do a little more traveling by truck or find me a D/S bike to see all of them in person.

Trailace
12-25-2006, 10:03 AM
:thumb:

The wife and I plan on doing that when we rethire.

Tourmeister
12-26-2006, 02:32 AM
THAT is cool!! I may have to go looking for a copy of that.

Hemibee
12-26-2006, 07:31 AM
I haven't had much of a chance to look at the book due to work and visiting with the family but what little I've seen of it is great.

Teeds
12-26-2006, 09:32 AM
241 out of 254 so far ... Only the upper Panhandle and a few scattered about remain. Although I had to start over, I don't count a county unless I lave looped around the courthouse and have digital photos of it. Therefore I started over when I got my first digital camera, Christmas five years ago.

I carry a copy of The Courthouses of Texas: A Guide (Paperback) with me. I just checked on Amazon and they are on drugs or something ... $125.25 and only two copies are available!

If you can locate a copy, it is a great book for sitting beside your Texas Almanac ... you do have a copy of the Texas Almanac, don't you?

rgatling
12-26-2006, 10:07 AM
Ahh, people after my own heart. I have digital photos of several courthouses and old churches that I've come across on my rides. On one ride last week, I saw 4 more.

Enjoy!

Janet
12-27-2006, 09:06 AM
241 out of 254 so far ... Only the upper Panhandle and a few scattered about remain.

Hey Teeds, I'm not far behind you. It has been fun. 48 to go.

Janet

Teeds
12-27-2006, 10:43 AM
Janet:

Please, Please, Please tell me how you made your map. I would love to have one of those!

Tourmeister
12-27-2006, 01:33 PM
Anyone ever check out courthouses in other states?

scratch
12-27-2006, 01:39 PM
Only if the local constabulary takes me there. :doh: :mrgreen:

jhansen
12-27-2006, 08:46 PM
Didn't somebody start a thread a while back with pictures of courthouses? I am thinking there is one someplace. :rider:

Janet
12-27-2006, 09:00 PM
Yep :rider:

http://twtex.com/forums/showthread.php?t=6633

jhansen
12-27-2006, 09:02 PM
Thanks, I thought there was a thread. Guess I still have some brain cells left!

Hemibee
12-28-2006, 10:29 AM
Anyone ever check out courthouses in other states?

I've done a little, very little but so far nothing that stands up to some of the ones here in Texas. I did get to visit the "Death Chamber" in a couple of Louisiana courthhouses both of which were from the Long era.

Gilk51
07-22-2007, 11:30 PM
Janet:

Please, Please, Please tell me how you made your map. I would love to have one of those!

I think she missed this unless she sent it to you privately. She sent me the GIF file she uses - she just runs it through MS Paint & fills the county with black. If she OKs it, I'll make it available here (http://www.texasarlingtoncs.us/pics/Courthouses/texas-county-map.gif). (she said it was OK)

In the meantime, I found some files available on the net:

a PDF file of the counties, rotated to print landscape here (http://www.texasarlingtoncs.us/pics/Courthouses/stco_TX.pdf).

A JPEG image - this one is upright - here (http://www.texasarlingtoncs.us/pics/Courthouses/texas.jpg).

And here (http://www.texasarlingtoncs.us/pics/Courthouses/texas_county_seats.txt) is a list I made of the counties and county seats. First part is alphabetical list of the towns that are county seats, second part is alphabetical by county.

Hope that helps.

Simmons1
09-04-2007, 11:48 PM
Anyone ever check out courthouses in other states?

Here is the Court house in my home town of Norwich, NY. The photo's were taken on 9/1/07.

http://inlinethumb51.webshots.com/11954/2019509050058042965S600x600Q85.jpg (http://family.webshots.com/photo/2019509050058042965TXQunp)


http://inlinethumb13.webshots.com/12684/2159077620058042965S600x600Q85.jpg (http://family.webshots.com/photo/2159077620058042965JuwMQY)


http://inlinethumb46.webshots.com/14893/2028284420058042965S600x600Q85.jpg (http://family.webshots.com/photo/2028284420058042965KWjHWW)

Janet
09-05-2007, 08:50 AM
Here is the Court house in my home town of Norwich, NY. The photo's were taken on 9/1/07.

Thanks for posting that Rich. It looks very nice.

I am headed out tomorrow to get most of the rest of the one I need. I'm headed to the panhandle and will stay gone till I finish up there. That will leave me with just 14 to go. :clap:
See ya,
JR

Simmons1
09-05-2007, 08:53 AM
Have a great ride!

Gilk51
09-05-2007, 09:43 AM
Nice courthouse, Rich. I am really enjoying searching out the Texas ones - there are quite a few that are very cool.

Have a good trip, Janet. Don't forget a picture of the mule when you get the Muleshoe courthouse... :lol2:

Janet
10-26-2008, 11:22 PM
Well, here is the tail of the tape as of today, Sunday Oct 26.

http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff32/jbee101/texas-county-map.gif

See y'all in a few days.
Janet

voyagerrider
10-27-2008, 07:50 AM
Well, here is the tail of the tape as of today, Sunday Oct 26.

http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff32/jbee101/texas-county-map.gif

See y'all in a few days.
Janet

Janet,
You have a safe ride.
Marty

Hemibee
11-01-2008, 07:41 PM
Ok Janet, where are the photos from the finishing trip? :rider:

Janet
11-01-2008, 10:01 PM
Hey Tony, here are a few....

Uvalde
http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff32/jbee101/Uvalde.jpg

Maverick
http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff32/jbee101/Maverick.jpg

Kinney
http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff32/jbee101/Kinney.jpg

Edwards
http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff32/jbee101/Edwards.jpg

Crockett
http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff32/jbee101/Crockett.jpg

THE END
http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff32/jbee101/texas-county-map-1.gif


I will have a few "do overs" to do for a while. Such as:
http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff32/jbee101/DeWitt.jpg
and
http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff32/jbee101/Zapata.jpg

Hemibee
11-01-2008, 10:43 PM
:clap: :clap: WAY TO GO JANET :clap: :clap:

Janet
11-01-2008, 11:18 PM
I thank you.

It was an adventure.
I wish I had kept track of the mileage each trip. I have been looking back over the numbers and find that I got 137 of them in 2005. Not bad....
69 in 2006, 34 in 2007 (the 3 day Panhandle trip in September), and the 14 this past Monday and Tuesday.

Now that I am done, it seems kind of anti-climatic....:(

Gilk51
11-01-2008, 11:25 PM
Now that I am done, it seems kind of anti-climatic....:(

As mentioned on Friday night, now you are free to help us some more with the FM road game. :sun: