Texas Friendly and Seven FotoFacts

....and Welcome to my Friendly Home Town of San Angelo, Texas.  

The Texas State Motto is 'FRIENDSHIP' and was adopted by the Texas Legislature in 1930.

 State mottoes may be said to reflect the character and beliefs of the citizens of the state, or more accurately, the citizens of the state when they were adopted.

State mottoes can help us gain insight into the history of a state.

Click HERE for the List of US State Mottoes.

You may be wondering why all this Talk about Texas and Friendship!

It is this Texas Gals way of  'Doing The Texas Photo TwoStep'...or...'Killing Two Birds with One Stone...or in BlogTalk...Multi-Posting!

So, here goes a Multi-Photo Post for.....

A Blog Award
January 28th Theme 
'Things Around My Town with The Letter F'

Thanks to Doreen at My Reflections as I Shutter Along for this Award.

In accepting the Stylish Blogger Award I am to:
  1. Thank the bestower....done.
  2. Pass the Award to 15 Recently Discovered Bloggers...This I will accomplish with the Friday ShootOut Group.  You are ALL a Bunch of Talented Photographers and Bloggers.  Please capture the Award Button and Post on YOUR Blog along with this list of Rules. 
  3. Be sure and contact the Bloggers you choose to Pass this Award on to.
  4. Share SEVEN Things about Yourself!   Mine are in Photos....afterall this is CollectInTexas Gals PhotoBlog!
Keep In Mind these Photos will Reflect the Friday ShootOut Theme - The Letter F as well as My Seven Facts!

Foto and Fact #1 ~ I am a GRIT...Girl Raised In Texas by an Iowa Farm Girl Mother and a Texas Cowboy Father.

Foto and Fact #2 ~ I am the First of Five Children and the Fifth Generation of Texas Pioneers in West Texas.
Please visit my Family Heritage Blog {if you like}
Stories Based on Fact and Old Family Photos

Foto and Fact #3 ~ All my Siblings live in Texas within Four Hours driving distance. 

Foto and Fact #4 ~ I married my HighSchool Sweetheart Forty-Five years ago.  We eloped to Juarez Mexico to get hitched!

Foto and Fact #5 ~ I am a Texas History Buff of Old Cemetaries like this one in my Former Home Town of Fort Stockton, Texas.
Foto and Fact #6 ~ I am a Master Quilter, Collector and Apprasier of Vintage Quilts, and Former Quilt Shop Owner. 
I do lots of Fiddling with Fotos, but I do not play the Fiddle! 
(Thanks GingerV for the Fiddle Tip)
Foto and Fact #7 ~ I take pictures of Texas Weeds!
Funny, huh?


The Relics of A Texas Town

A Study of Rust and Relics In
Small Town West Texas
Photos by CollectInTexas Gal

The Building

The Rust

The Rusted Relics

My Town Friday ShootOut
January 14, 2011
'Weird Stuff In Your Town'
(click on photos to enlarge)

Weird in the 1950's?  Probably not! 
Weird and Unexpected  in 2011?  Definately!
To find this Relic of a Bike at the back of The Building was a PhotoShoot Delight!
If only Donald could Quack...the stories he could tell.  Like why he has a Screw in his Head!

My Town Friday ShootOut McLinky

Thanks for visiting my post on Relics of a Texas Town.

I hope you enjoyed this Study of the History of a Small West Texas Town Through Photography.

More of this PhotoShoot in the Flicker SlideShow!


Ride On In To Fort Chadbourne, Texas

Historic Fort Chadbourne PhotoShoot
Visit Website for History and Facts
Photos by CollectInTexas Gal

Friday MyTown ShootOut
January 7, 2010
MyTown MacroShots
(click on photos to enlarge)

Although Fort Chadbourne is located half way between MyTown of San Angelo and Abilene, one of the main streets in San Angelo is CHADBOURNE STREET. 

Chadbourne Street runs all the way through San Angelo, and was the main street of town in 1908 when this post card was made.

Most of the buildings seen here are still on Chadbourne Street in Historic DownTown San Angelo. 

You can view this post card and more of San Angelo's Historic Buildings HERE.

Friday MyTown ShootOut McLinky

Thanks for visiting my Fort Chadbourne, Texas Post. 
I hope you enjoyed the Tour and the Historic Information. 
The rest of my PhotoShoot is presented in the SlideShow.  

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