October 23, 2007


Teague, Texas (population: 4,500), is 43 miles S of Corsicana, 9 miles SW of Fairfield, and 20 miles NW of Buffalo. From TexasEscapes.com:

"The town was renamed after Betty Teague, a niece of railroad magnate B. F. Yoakum.

The railroad influence is still felt today with a notable presence of BNSF and the old railroad depot museum - including the nearby Hotel Teague - a vacant ruin with some nice brickwork."

The "Boll Weevil" railway depot

Teague history mural by Dayton Wodrich

The former Teague National Bank building with its Art Deco touches; currently the Teague Public Library.

former Buick dealership

Teague City Hall

Masonic Lodge (on right)

Former service station, now an "Antique" dealer, with a pair of old Citroëns parked out front. I doubt too many of those pulled into this place back when it was a working gas station.

Finally, the City of Teague successfully saved this wall from coming down back in 1992. The wall was supported on the other side by several large steel beams. All for this old sign:

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