Pampa Seasonal Event
Gray County
Walked on 11/04/14




Arrow and Pampa sign as you arrive.

Walk starts at White Deer Land Museum.

Small cannon in front of museum.

We walked first to see the Woody Guthrie Folk Music Center.

Here is another one of the arrows.

Bundled up against the cold.

We passed down the side of City Hall

Gray County Courthouse.

County Marker
Lest We Forget
50th Year Anniversary

Courthouse was built in 1929.

Combs & Worley Building.

Historical Marker on Building.

Storefront decorated for Christmas.

Star and Wreath
County Named for Texas Confederate
1819 - 1876
Virginia-born, came to Texas 1838. Aided 1839 removal Texas Shawness.
Officer in Milam Guards, Texas Republic. Political, cultural leader in
Houston, Republic, State, and Confederacy: he was District Attorney, Judge,
Justice Texas Supreme Court, Legislator in Texas and C.S.A. Delegate to Texas
Secession Convention that raised troops to seize U.S. forts, provided for
Texas frontier defense, and ratified C.S.A. Constitution.

Worley Hospital - boarded up.

Carol reading plaque about the small park.

This is the park.

We passed this church.

We passed this park but didn't go in it.

Really nice house. Note the way the edges are rolled. I've never seen one like it before.

Another nice house.

Pampa highschool with a design similar to Borger's.

Passed another church.

Took a loop through the cemetery.

Poppy Field - Veteran's Memorial.

Some variety of "weeping" tree.

Left over Halloween decorations (I hope).

Tumbleweed stuck in a fence corner.

Like the hat.

US Post Office.

Post Office corner stone.

Santa Fe RR Depot still in use.

Pioneer House near the finish.

When we finished the walk we went looking for the 150 foot long steel musical score of Woody Guthrie’s “This Land Is Your Land.” Welder Rusty Neef created this work of art to honor his father and Woody Guthrie. Guthrie lived in Pampa in the 1930’s and 1940’s. Some people in the town even claim that he started writing songs in Pampa. The musical score is accurate, and if you can play an instrument, then you can use the fence to play the song. It is definitely easier to read then most musical scores. The treble clefs alone are about 12 feet high. It is about 3 miles from the start on Hobart street next to the Americ Inn.