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Old 12-08-2009, 07:21 PM
 
Location: Trans-Pecos Texas
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Only in a ghost town is the cemetery almost always the most comforting place around. The only place I felt somewhat safe.

That's interesting....I very much enjoyed your "tour" and post, since both sets of grandparents and great-grandparents have ties to Coleman County. I'm going to have to go check it out and see if I get creeped out, LOL!!

Thanks for sharing!
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Old 12-09-2009, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Downtown Rancho Cordova, CA
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Uh! Just looking at those photos reminds me of why I hate this part of Texas so much. Many of the current small towns don't look much better and the local people don't give a flip about improving the situation. Yeah, go ahead and flame me. It will just show that you haven't been through a tour of this part of Texas.
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Old 12-14-2009, 06:56 AM
 
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as usual, your pictures and "report" where so interesting!
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Old 01-18-2010, 05:38 PM
 
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Default Who are you?

As the owner of the property upon which the Belle Plain College ruins are located, I would like to know who granted you permission to enter my property and take photographs. At no time in the last 5 years has anyone been granted permission to enter or photograph any portion the property from within the property lines withour myself or a member of family present. I do not appreciate the fact that you entered my property without permission. You completely disregarded the purple posts (which in TX indicate private property and serve as a posting for NO TRESPASSING), and the No Trepassing signs, and in a total lack of respect for my family and my property entered unlawfully.
Despite the Historical markers, Belle Plain is NOT a public access property. As a college graduate with a BA in History, you should be aware with the ethics involved in viewing or visiting historic sites that are located on private property. I have a masters in history and work closely with the Texas State Historical Commission, and am well aware of those ehtical pratices that your professors at ACU should have taught you.
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Old 04-06-2010, 05:15 PM
 
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As the owner of the property upon which the Belle Plain College ruins are located, I would like to know who granted you permission to enter my property and take photographs. At no time in the last 5 years has anyone been granted permission to enter or photograph any portion the property from within the property lines withour myself or a member of family present. I do not appreciate the fact that you entered my property without permission. You completely disregarded the purple posts (which in TX indicate private property and serve as a posting for NO TRESPASSING), and the No Trepassing signs, and in a total lack of respect for my family and my property entered unlawfully.
Despite the Historical markers, Belle Plain is NOT a public access property. As a college graduate with a BA in History, you should be aware with the ethics involved in viewing or visiting historic sites that are located on private property. I have a masters in history and work closely with the Texas State Historical Commission, and am well aware of those ehtical pratices that your professors at ACU should have taught you.

Boo!
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Old 04-07-2010, 03:34 PM
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Location: Houston-Galveston-Sugar Land MSA
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Try Perry TX
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Old 04-07-2010, 05:48 PM
 
Location: Hutto, Tx
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Maybe he should post worded signs with a contact number so people who are truly interested can take a look, or direct them to the local authority who could contact him if people want to see the ruins and historical markers.
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Old 07-30-2010, 06:26 PM
 
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Purple posts? Really? I'm a native Texan and never knew that purple posts meant "no tresspassing." I thought it just meant that the owner appreciated the artistic allure of jewel tones. At any rate, "belleplainrancher78" can't possibly be an historian -- true historians are eager to share history and its documentation with others, not hide it in the brush behind purple posts. Knowing he/she has an important historical site on the land, a true historian would at least take the responsibility of prominently posting how to access and study the area.
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Old 04-25-2012, 12:48 AM
 
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This inspired me to check out some places around me too. I don't know if I am as brave but I am going to find out. Thanks for being an inspiration to us. We need pictures of these places before they are all gone.
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Old 04-25-2012, 01:21 AM
 
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I thought purple posts meant "no trespassing, will shoot on sight". That is what we were taught. But if you truly are the owner of this land, can you not share it with people who will respect it? Not hide it away?
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