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La Grange Courthouse

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The name "La Grange" always captured my imagination due to ZZTOP. Being a

foreigner in Texas and having a pic of my bike in La Grange is a big deal for me.

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:trust: I was thinking of the OTHER house when I go through La Grange. sounds kinda like court house. ;-) I think my cousins a couple of blocks away from it too.
 

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:trust: I was thinking of the OTHER house when I go through La Grange. sounds kinda like court house. ;-) I think my cousins a couple of blocks away from it too.
"Rumour sprendin' a-'round in that Texas town
'bout that shack outside La Grange
and you know what I'm talkin' about.
Just let me know if you wanna go
to that home out on the range.
They gotta lotta nice girls."
 
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One time when I was headed to Houston for a meeting I was listening to Classic Rewind on Sirius and right when I crossed the LaGrange exit sign on 71 the song came on. Pretty eerie :wary:
Shoot, that's not eerie -- that's a friendly reminder! :lol2:
 

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Nope I've seen it. its probably truer than people think too.
 
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Go inside the LaGrange Courthouse on a weekday, it's was completely "restored" inside and out recently and has some interesting old black and white photos of the courthouse area. I didn't know it but there was a huge flood in LaGrange back in 1913, they even have a "high water mark" inside the courthouse. The bakery across the street has some good stuff also!
 

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Its been a while since Ive seen it so I do not recall that line. I'll have to sit and watch it later on.
 
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A bit of history

La Grange means The Grange:
What the heck is a grange?
grange /greɪndʒ/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[greynj] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation
–noun 1. a farm, with its farmhouse and nearby buildings.
2. Chiefly British. a country house with its various farm buildings, usually constituting the dwelling of a yeoman or gentleman farmer.
3. the Grange. See under Granger Movement.
4. Archaic. a barn or granary.
so when your going to La Grange your goin to the farm!
 
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It has nothing to do with La Grange, but none of you included one of my favorite Texas movies in your list. The Getaway (the REAL one - with Steve McQueen) was filmed in Hunstville, San Marcos, San Antonio, El Paso, and probably a couple other Texas locales.

I lived in San Marcos in the late '70s and remember a vacant bank building sitting on the corner with "First Bank of Beacon City" on the window and door. I couldn't come up with a Beacon City anywhere around there and even remember talking about it with my wife. We just couldn't figure out the Beacon City thing even though I had seen the movie back in '72. As luck would have it, a couple of years later The Getaway was on one of the cable channels - HBO I think. In any case, the robbery of the First Bank of Beacon City resolved the mystery. I saw Steve McQueen robbing the First Bank of Beacon City and taking off down Hopkins and past the Safeway. A little later he was stopped on the side of the road with a big sign for Munden's on the background.
 
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I never knew that, I need to watch it again now, I always thought it was Ohio or something like that.
 
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There just something about that song that reminds me of home.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VLJsm8ohOg&feature=related

I still have a picture of Sheriff Jim Flournoy on my wall. He's the guy that broke Marvin Zindlers nose on the courthouse lawn!:lol2:

Neat courthouse though, lots of history. When I was a kid the center atrium was the records room but about 20 yrs ago they turned it into a fountain. They've since moved the records room across the street. There's a monument on the lawn that commemorates our fallen heroes from Fayette Co. thats real cool!:patriot:
If you ever make it to La Grange, check out Monument Hill up on the bluff. Remember the Black Bean incident in your Texas History classes? The tomb rests on the old Kreishe Brewery that made the ol' Frisch Auf (Freshen up).:sun:

http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/findadest/parks/monument_hill_and_kreische_brewery/

Never the less, that old courthouse still has a knack for parting me of my $$$.:lol2:

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