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Uvalde Volksmarch Event

Century Plant decorated with plastic Poinsettia.

Camino Sagrado, Spanish for sacred path, is the labyrinth and prayer garden at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church.

Ed, Carol and a small portion of the labyrinth.

One of the copper stations of the cross that are housed in elegant wooden frames at St. Phillips Episcopal Church.

St. Phillips Episcopal Church completed in 1949 followed by renovations and enlargements in the 1990s.

In the display case at the former movie theater was a poster of
King Kong atop the Uvalde water tower with a crop duster plane
dusting him, and with a tractor in his hand instead of a woman.

A pocket park with the 1874 house of Capt. William Benson.

Built in 1891 the Victorian Romanesque-style Grand Opera House
has been refurbished and is again hosting local art performances
and theater shows.

Hometown girl, Dale Evans, is just one of a series of bronze
plaques on the East side of the opera house for local-born stars
of stage and screen.

The chimera of an evil-looking court jester stares down at you from the opera house sign.

A tiny dragon curls around the lightning rod of the opera house.

A 1920’s fountain in a small park no longer flows. It is now just a piece of art.

Beautiful 1928 Uvalde County Courthouse presides over the town square.

Markers on the Courthouse Lawn about the highways which were
built by local groups before the government took over.

The 1898 Uvalde-Leader News building with a historical marker out front.

Rice Hotel & Saddlery constructed in 1909-10. The leather
store was on the main floor with the hotel above it.

Nice door on the hotel.

The First State Bank of Uvalde displays a wonderful collection of bronze statues, artwork and antiques from Gov. Dolph Briscoe’s collection. The walk route went right by so we dropped in to have a quick look around.

Carol and Gerald looking at a portrait of Sir Dennis
Boles and his hunting hounds by A.G. Haugh, 1925.

“Christ Before Pilate” an original etching by Rembrandt.

“Head’em Up” by Melvin Warren.

Lady Caroline Briscoe (a distant relation of Dolph
Briscoe) painted 1776 by Thomas Gainsborough.

We leave the bank and headed over to Memorial Park

They were having a bake sale inside. Ed is snacking.

Gerald and Linda.

Paved walking trail along the Leona River.

Old bandstand on the hill above the walking path.

Modern Art Mural.

Ice Cream mural on… you guessed it an Ice Cream Store.

Just a nice old Chevy/GMC.

Turtle stretching his leg along the river.

After the park we walked in residential area.

The home of former US Vice President John Nance Garner is now
the Briscoe-Garner Museum. It was open so we looked inside.

Historical Marker on the home just right of the main entrance.

After the museum we passed another nice old home.

Historical marker at Pioneer cemetery for John King Fisher,
one of the most feared and admired bad men in Southwest Texas.

Marker for the town's founder.

Leaving the cemetery we headed back to town passing this Methodist Church.

First Baptist Church.