Thursday, April 17, 2014
POST 1291; APRIL 17, 2014; DALHART, TEXAS
DALHART, Texas is a bit deceptive at first glance. An apparent sleepy small city. DALHART is crossroads for four major roadways, is home for many Dairy Farms, originates a new freight train every few minutes blocking city streets as they pull out of town, home for a State Prison, and supporting a number of Cattle Feed Lots, fattening up the animals for slaughter.
Walked from 7:30 am, CDT (Central Daylight Time) to 1:00 pm (noon). Have another 5 or 6 hours walk to complete the trek to Dalhart.
Drove SPIA-2 25 miles South on US 54, parked, and did my walking. Truly not much to see on this stretch of US 54, but did manage some images to share.
A Railroad Crane in a hopper car waiting for an assignment.
A critter of some sort opened this hole only a few hours ago. No, I did not see it.
18 Wheeler coming.
18 Wheeler going.
Feed lots abound near DALHART, including this one, home for 4 months for 72,000 guest cattle.
With tomorrow's blog update, additional information will be published.
Please say HELLO to JODIE, Commodity Clerk of FIVE RIVERS XIT FEEDERS, a JBS USA Company.
A bit down US 54 is the CARGILL FEEDER Company.
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This afternoon, met NICK and RED, two "Soul Winners," with whom we together passed hours doing what Seniors across America do... visit to relive and share. Tomorrow, I will introduce NICK and RED.