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Friday, December 31, 2010

Kerrville's Louise Hays Park -- built in a day.

You probably know the story of how Louise Hays Park was built in a day.  Really.  It wasn't just for show, though.  Robert Hays, who gave the land for the park, made it a stipulation for the gift.  He would give the land if the City would build the park...in a day.
I don't have a lot of images of that day, but I ran across one today I thought you might like.  The event generated a lot of publicity for Kerrville.
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Pontoon bridge construction, Louise Hays Park, Kerrville,1950.

The reverse of the photo.  Interesting.

1 comment:

  1. Great picture!

    Do you remember the miniature golf course that used to be there?

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