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FOCUS ON THE BACKROADS: THE HORIZON

HORIZON (noun) 1. the line or circle that forms the apparent boundary between earth and sky.   2.  the limit or range of perception, knowledge, or interest. If you are standing (or driving) on a flat road it appears to stretch forever – however because of the curvature of the earth, the horizon is only three […]

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FOCUS ON THE BACKROADS: TEXAS DANCE HALLS – THE OLD COUPLAND INN AND DANCEHALL

Coupland Texas was founded in 1887 by Major Theodore Van Buren Coupland  on land that he had inherited from his uncle A.J.  Hamilton.    After the Civil War Hamilton had been appointed provisional Governor of the State of Texas  by Andrew Johnson. Coupland, Texas is located on highway 95 between Elgin and Taylor.   Like many […]

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FOCUS ON THE BACKROADS – THE PICKUP

Today you can visit any car dealership looking for a pickup and have numerous choices ranging from size, trim packages, and hundreds of colors. In early days pickups were purchased because of utility and considered as equipment – today most pickups purchased are for transportation. It is amazing that there are so many 4-wheel drive […]

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FOCUS ON THE BACKROADS – The Motorcycle

A motorcycle is a lot of different things to different people. To some people motorcycles are loud, annoying, scary, and just a pain in the rear-end (they have never ridden a bike for hours at a time and really know that a pain in the rear-end is). BUT TO A MOTORCYCLE RIDER it can only […]

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