I hope everyone has a wonderful Easter. There’s no earth-shaking news from downtown this morning but I wanted to share some photos anyway.
I finally stopped by and read the historical marker over by Treasure Spotters. I’ve passed by it for years and never really paid it any attention. It says:
“The Elm Saloon opened about 1883 in a two-story frame building at this site owned by T.O. Bower. According to an 1884 newspaper story gunfighter Frank James was arrested for his involvement in a fight in the Elm Saloon. By 1892 the saloon, named for a large elm tree near its entrance, was housed in a one-story stone structure. The saloon was located next to McKinney’s only railroad passenger depot and by the early 1900’s had become a local landmark known variously as The Elm Saloon, Rock Front Saloon, and Old Rock Saloon. The saloon was closed in 1902. ”
The building that stands there now is not much to look at but I wonder what its future will hold.
This Saturday was the first day of the Summer Farmer’s Market. The place was absolutely packed.
There was a stage coach out for the kids. Actually, I was tempted to take a ride myself but it caught the eye of several little ones at precisely that moment so I just settled for a photo.
The trolley was outside the Dulaney House and was just about to head down to the square as I was on my way back to my car.
That’s it for me today. We’ve been doing a lot of gardening and a lot of walking. We’ve found several great streets for walking and I’ve absolutely fallen in love with the homes in the south part of the Historic District. Here are some shots from some of our recent walks.
Believe it or not, this is not far from the downtown square.
Have a wonderful Easter!
Until next time,