Littlefield, Texas – Day 4

 Mary remains at home in California tending to medical issues.

The motorhome is still parked at the Waylon Jennings RV Park. I expect to leave here later this morning.

Other than Waylon Jennings being born and raised here, Littlefield, Texas has a couple of other uniquenesses…

You can read all about Waylon Jennings by clicking this link…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waylon_Jennings

You can read all about Littlefield, Texas by clicking this link…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Littlefield,_Texas

First is a unique street grid layout. Here’s the history of how it happened from a local website…

As an additional incentive to get the railroad to build a depot in his proposed ‘namesake’ town, George Littlefield agreed to the stipulation set by Santa Fe that all main streets in the town would be headed toward the depot itself. This was agreed to, even though the railroad was to run northwest from Lubbock. So, the three main streets of the town go to the northeast, while all other streets were laid out as streets normally run in other towns, which is east to west and to the north and south, resulting in the weird angles and intersections in the main area of town, that causes ‘out-of-towners’ to lose their sense of direction.

That’s a true statement. For a small town, Littlefield is a confusing place to drive around. All of the streets run north-south and east-west, with the exception on three streets that run northeast – southwest as shown by this Google Earth image. RRD indicates the railroad depot…

As always you may left click upon an image to see an enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view…

Littlefield also boasts of having a replica of the World’s Tallest Windmill, which you can read about by clicking this link…
http://www.texasescapes.com/MikeCoxTexasTales/Wind-and-Water.htm

Here’s what the replica looks like today…

Finally, Littlefield has a cotton processing plant that claims to process enough denim to make 24,000,000 jeans a year. You can read all about this plant by clicking this link…
http://littlefieldtexas.net/index.php/doing-business/american-cotton-growers

In closing my visit to Littlefield, Texas, I offer these two final photos taken out of the kitchen window of the motorhome. Frist is of a full moon near a radio transmission tower. Waylon Jennings began performing on the local radio station when he was 12 years old. I wonder if his music at that tender age was transmitted by this tower???

Finally, a West Texas pre-sunrise as seen through a configuration of a power transformer station, power lines and tall poles holding lights for a number of ball-fields below…

I’ve enjoyed my visit to Littlefield, Texas, but now it’s time to move on down the road to Lubbock.

Enjoying the interesting places is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

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http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2012
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