Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Nocona, Texas ~ Small Town America

We visited Nocona, Texas one night last week for dinner at Times Forgotten,
which I can enthusiastically recommend. 
Nocona was your last stop in Texas on the Chisholm Trail
before crossing the Red River into Oklahoma.

It's one of the sweetest small towns I've visited.  It's so "Americana".  So TEXAS! 
So quiet and  peaceful.  Lots of pretty old homes and architecture. 
Funny thing too, Nocona is just a stones throw from Archer City,
where "The Last American Picture Show" was filmed. 
Larry McMurtry lives in the area (outside Archer City). Driving into this area, you can see where Larry got his inspiration for Lonesome Dove  and other works. 
You can picture cowboys and cattle drives. 
Comanche Indians.  Leather boots.
Oil wells are every where, still pumping. 
 If you're in the North Texas area, I highly encourage you to drive out this way
and just "breathe" for the weekend...

Oh, and in Nocona, there are several American car museums
built by "oil money" from the area. 
I don't know their names responsible for all the building up
and restoration work of the town, but they are doing a beautiful job. 
If you're a car person, be sure to visit Nocona!!    You'll be thinking of the movie "Cars" and singing, "Life is a Highway....I wanna ride it all night long..." 
It was exciting seeing so many beautiful cars
I was only able to see it at night, and I can't wait to go back again. 
I walked down the street and around a few blocks and this is what I was able to capture.
Mind you, I'm not a great photographer and it was dark. 

I love this picture.  What's more American than cars and church? 
Two buildings of "worship" beside each other.  LOL

I LOVE THIS!!!!!  I want this painted in my house, exactly like this.  Isn't it beautiful? 

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The View From Right Here ~ Rurality Blog Hop
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Jackie/Jake said...

This looks like such a great place to visit. I will have to look it up and see if we can get to it on our drive home.
I'm your latest follower!

Lynne said...

My favorite shot is the close-up of that old Corvette! Great!

Thanks for stopping by my blog and taking the time to comment in the Rurality Blog Hop!

(hmmm... I think it's a Corvette but I am no car expert!) ;)

Anonymous said...

Wow! Texas at night ~ and love the area ~ great photos ~ ^_^

Anonymous said...

Great nighttime photos and the car museum looks worth a visit or two! Texas is a great place; have been there a handful of times and have always enjoyed it.

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Spare Parts and Pics said...

Wow, never seen so many classic corvettes in one place. Would love to visit this area.

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

My kind of place! I love old cars and signs.

We may be related, my genealogy is online at

We are from Southeastern PA, rumored to be Scotch-Irish.

islandwonder said...

Lots of great signs! Excellent!

Marleen said...

Nice photo's! I love the orange car, it's really huge.

Anonymous said...

Love this series of images... the neon on the garage is classic.. Thank you for joining in 'Rurality Blog Hop #6' Hope to see you next Wednesday for #7...

KaHolly said...

Great photo series. I love Texas. My family's from TX. I lived in N. TX for many years, now winter in New Braunfels.

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