It was early summer 1973, and I was stationed at Fort Polk, LA when I was given a temporary assignment to Fort Wolters, TX. I figured they knew I was from Fort Worth so they got me close to home.
Anyhow, the photo is of the US Army Hospital at Fort Wolters, TX. I stopped by this week, while out doing some old school photography, yes big camera and big sheets of film. It was kind of strange to drive around the post and see how things had and had not changed. Some of the areas are being put to good use, other areas – well other areas made be quite sad.
The old hospital was one that made me sad, it sets empty almost 40 years later, yet it was quite a modern facility in the day.
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VERY NICE PHOTOGRAPHY. I ENJOYED YOUR STORY AND PHOTOS ON THE TX CHURCH PROJECT ON THE TV SHOW 4 COUNTRY REPORTER. THERE IS ONE CHURCH HERE IN STRANW TX….MORE SPECIFIC ON DODSON PRAIRIE OUTSIDE OF STRAWN TX. 76475. IT SIT ON THE CORNER OF CHURCH HOUSE RD AND SCHOOL HOUSE RD OFF OF HWY 16 GOING NORTH OUT OF STRAWN TX. ITS A LITTLE WHITE CHURCH AND IS AT LEAST 80 YRS OLD. IT IS A CATHOLIC CHURCH. THEN THERE IS ANOTHER OLD CHURCH INSIDE STRAWN CITY LIMITS THAT WAS MY DADS FAMILY CHURCH AND IN 1998 MY DAD PAID TO HAVE IT RESTORED AND PUT CENTRAL HEAT AND AIR IN IT AND FIXED SOME FOUNDATION ISSUES ETC. AND THEN DONATED IT TO THE CITY OF STRAWN TX FOR THE HISTORICAL COMMITTE TO PRESERVE FROM NOW ON. ITS THE PRESB. CHURCH OF STRAWN TX. ITS ON NORTH HOUSLEY ST. DOWN THE RD FROM THE POST OFFICE IN STRAWN. ALL THE STAINED GLASS WINDOWS WERE PRESERVED IN UNBREAKABLE PROVECTIVE GLASS AND ALL ORGINIAL STAINED GLASS WINDOWS THAT WERE DEDICATED TO THE CHURCH WHEN STRAWN WAS 1ST MADE A SMALL COMMUNITY AS A RESULT OF THE THURBER COAL MINERS FAMILIES. IN THE EARLY 1900’S. PLZ CONTACT ME VIA EMAIL AT ELLIEBROOKE10@YAHOO.COM IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE EITHER OR BOTH OF THESE CHURCHES. I CAN ARRANGE IT FOR YOU AS THE STRAWN CITY MANAGER IS A RELATIVE TO ME AND HAS KEYS TO THEM BOTH. THX. DIANA GUEST-SMITH
MY GREAT GRANDPARENTS WERE 1ST GROUP OF SETTLERS BY THE NAME OF JESS AND MARY HODGKINS. I HOPE TO GET TO MEET YOU.