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May 10, 2012 - May 10, 2012 -- Karnack, Texas

May 10, 2012 – Karnack, Texas Jefferson was founded in the early 1840’s. It is recognized as the 5th oldest town in Texas. The men of Jefferson volunteered for military service pledging their allegiance to the Confederacy. The Marion Rifles were part of the First Texas Regiment. This Regiment had an 85.3 percent casualty rate. The town served as a vital supply point for the south, and there was a battle here. I missed the re-enactment which was held last weekend. The other interesting fact about Jefferson is that the Great Locomotive Chase...

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May 9, 2012 - May 9, 2012 -- Karnack, Texas

May 9, 2012 – Karnack, Texas Today I went into Jefferson to check out the boat tour of the Big Cypress River (really a bayou). There is also a steam engine train tour, but the boiler on the engine is busted. They are getting a new one and hope to have it operational next weekend. I’ll take a river tour tomorrow. I’ll talk about Jefferson tomorrow, but it is a neat little town – full of antique shops which I stayed out of. Before I went into town, I edited my pictures and somehow lost them so will have to re-edit them plus the new pictures I...

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May 8, 2012 - May 8, 2012 -- Karnack, Texas

May 8, 2012 – Karnack, Texas I woke up this morning to bird calls and something that sounded like a strangled calf. It was an alligator bellowing. He was relatively close, but believe you me, I did not get out of bed and go hunting for him! One thing I forgot to tell you about my adventures yesterday was the fact that I did a u-turn with coach and toad. I got to Jasper and had intended to take 63 up to Center. This would have taken me through the Sabine National Forest. I had checked this road in my trucker’s atlas, and it assured me that...

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May 7, 2012 - May 3-7, 2012 -- Livingston to Karnack, Texas

May 3-7, 2012 – Livingston to Karnack, Texas I spent 5 nights in Livingston. I made it to the grocery store to fill up the refrigerator as I had pretty well emptied it before I left the Alamo Rose. I didn’t want a lot of food in it just in case the electricity at Camping World and Burt Ogden failed. I picked up my mail at the Escapees’ post office. There wasn’t a whole lot, but I did have some bills. I spent the weekend planning my trip to Georgia. I’ve got the route laid out to go past most of the things I’ve found that I want to see. I...

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