Bayou Bound and traipsing through Texas Hill Country, 2008 travel blog

Lovely Victorian home

Watermellon water tank

Painted pump

This one is in the banks parking lot

In a backyard

Next to the railroad tracks

Pump in a side yard


Continuing south we headed for Luling. Luling was established in 1874 and served as a gathering point and supply center for cattle drivers along the Chisholm Trail. Cotton ruled the economy until oil was discovered in 1922. Almost 200 colorfully-decorated pump jacks are within the city limits.

I stopped to take pictures of the colorful pumps that are everywhere. In church yards, bank parking lots, front yards, side yards and back yards of homes. I marveled at the tolerance of the residents who seem oblivious to their rhythmic pumping and accompanying squeaks.

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