16 July 2014

yesterday's sketch, La Grange jail

Continuing to explore our new environs, we recently drove south-west to the small town of La Grange. In Fayette county, named for Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette (that I just read about in Diana Gabaldon's latest Outlander book), the town is named for the general's home.

We were searching for the Texas Quilt Museum so I can later take my mother there when she visits later this year, her being an avid quilter. We came upon this old county jail -- which happens to be the visitor's center now. Amazing old structure with quite a history!

Also lots of info about the infamous Chicken Ranch, the local bordello that inspired "Best Little Whore House in Texas", but the local town people would just as soon forget that part of their past.

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