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Tuesday, November 21, 2017


 From the Lafayette Advertiser of November 15th, 1910:


 Governor Sanders has issued his Thanksgiving Proclamation as follows:

    State of Louisiana,
     Executive Department.
 Whereas, it has been the time-honored and long-cherished custom, handed down by our forefathers, to set aside one day in each year as a day of thanksgiving, especially to render thanks to our Creator for blessings received in that year;
  Now, therefore, I, Jared Young Sanders, Governor of Louisiana, do hereby designate and appoint Thursday, November twenty-fourth, as a day on which I call upon the people of Louisiana to lay aside their usual vocations and to assemble in their homes and their several places of worship, regardless of sect or creed, for the purpose of giving thanks to Almighty God.

 This year has brought to our people a greater prosperity than they have enjoyed for several years, both agricultural and industrial. We have been free from pestilence, storms and calamities. The splendid growth and great possibilities of our State are attracting the attention of the world. We are on the threshold of an era of great activity and material growth, and our people are thoroughly aroused to the development of our latent and long-neglected resources.

 While giving thanks for many blessings of a Divine Providence, let us not forget the unfortunate, the sick and the needy. Let us open our hearts to the tender supplications of sweet charity, for in no better way can we show our gratitude to God.

 Given under the my signature and the great seal of the State of Louisiana, at the State Capitol, in the city of Baton Rouge, this eleventh day of November, 1910.
  By the Governor: J. Y. SANDERS;
  Assistant Secretary of State.
Lafayette Advertiser 11/15/1910.

Union Thanksgiving Services.

 Union Thanksgiving services will be held at the Baptist church at 11 a. m., on Thanksgiving day. There will be special music for the occasion and Rev. Densen will preach the sermon. The public are cordially invited to be present. Lafayette Advertiser 11/15/1910.

From the Lafayette Advertiser of November 23rd, 1909:


 Union Services Will Be Held at the Presbyterian Church Thursday at 10:30 O'Clock A. M.

 A union Thanksgiving service will be held at 10:30 a. m. Thursday at the Presbyterian church which the public is cordially invited to attend. The following program will be carried out:

 Doxology ... Congregation
 Invocation ... Rev. Stewart
 Chorus - "Creation" ... Choir
 Scripture lesson ... Rev. Vaughn
 Prayer ... Rev. Denson
 Trio - "Come, Holy Spirit" ... Mrs. Demanade, Miss Embree, Mr. Cairns 

Reading President's Proclamation ... Mr. O. B. Hopkins.

 Solo - Selected ... Mrs. Girard

 Thanksgiving Hymn ... Congregation

 Sermon - A Psalm of Thanksgiving ... Rev. Vaughn

 America - Congregation
Lafayette Advertiser 11/23/1909.

 From the Lafayette Advertiser of November 23rd, 1909:


 Gov. Sanders has issued the following Thanksgiving proclamation:
   Whereas, it is the duty of man at all times to render to his Creator thanks for his gifts and blessings, and, whereas,
   "It has been the honored and long-cherished custom for the people of the several States of this republic to set apart, from year to year, a day of thanksgiving, blessing and prayer. Now, therefore, I, Jared Young Sanders, governor of Louisiana, by this proclamation, designate and appoint Thursday, Nov. 25, 1909, as the day on which I call upon the people of Louisiana to lay aside their usual avocations, to assemble in their homes and their several places of worship, regardless of creed or sect, for the purpose of giving concerted thanks to the Almighty God.

 "While many sections of our beloved State have been swept by destructive storms and many of our (last 2 sentences unreadable) Lafayette Advertiser 11/23/1909.

 From the Lafayette Advertiser of November 24th, 1908:

 The public is cordially invited to be present at the Thanksgiving service at the Methodist Church on Thursday, Nov. 26, at 11 a. m. The Rev. Stewart, pastor of the Presbyterian Church, will preach the sermon. Special music has been prepared. Everybody is invited. Free seats and a hearty welcome. The following is the program.

Doxology -
Invocation - Rev. C. C. Miller
Chorus - America.
Proclamation - Read by Dr. E. L. Stephens.
Quartette - Miss Wise, Mr. Cairus, Mrs. Girard, Mr. Stewart.
Scripture Reading - Rev. J. I. Kendrick.
Duet - Mrs. Embry, Miss Embry.
Prayer - Rev. J. I. Kendrick.
Solo - Mrs. Crow Girard.
Sermon - Rev. E. M. Stewart.
Chorus - "The Lord is Great."
Lafayette Advertiser 11/24/1908.

 From the Lafayette Advertiser of November 28th, 1906:



Thursday, November 16, 2017


Out of stop set: So much music we can't hold it back any longer ... 95-7 The Spot.

The New 95-7 .. The Spot

League City's New Favorite Spot on the Radio ... Your Music - Your Place - Your Way

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You Don't Listen to One Kind of Music - That's why we don't play just one kind of music ... Houston's New 95-7 The Spot

Houston's New 95-7 The Spot

Houton's New 95-7 The Spot ... Why we figure out what we're going to play next ... you try to figure this out.

Now you have a Spot in Houston where you can hear all your favorite music ... (eg) ... Music you grew up with ... (eg) ... All in One Spot ... (eg) ... your place your music your way This is Houston's New 95-7 - The Spot.

Clear Lake's new favorite Spot on the Radio ... Your place Your Music Your Way ... The New 95-7 .. The Spot.

 You said you wanted variety ... Alright, we built The Spot ... just for you


Tuesday, November 14, 2017


The Petition. 

 The Advertiser is glad to state  that the gentlemen passing the petition to call an election for the purpose of voting to extend the present water works tax in order to build a central school building, a public market, and extend water mains and electric lights to all parts of town, are having the greatest encouragement. The petition lacks only 20 names, and there is no question but that as soon as the tax payers can be seen, the number will be readily secured. It is indeed complimentary to the citizens of Lafayette that they so willingly and cheerfully show their generosity and public spirit, and the Advertiser believes that there is a great future for our town. 
Lafayette Advertiser 1/11/1902. 

Monday, November 13, 2017


Violated Fish and Game Laws.

 Thursday evening Sheriff Lacoste arrested Victorin and Bernard Bourque two young white men from Vermilion parish for violating the fish and game laws passed by the last Legislature. They had brought a wagon load of fish to town and were offering them for sale.

 At certain seasons of the year it is against the law to have certain kinds of fish in one's possession or to offer them for sale.

 Judge Pugh fined them $25.50 each, which they promptly paid and still had $7.50 each left from the proceeds of the sale of the fish. Lafayette Advertiser 1/11/1905.

Sunday, November 12, 2017


Work will soon begin on the Rosenfield building which is to be considerably enlarged and added to. Mr. A. E. Mouton has secured the contract.
Lafayette Advertiser 1/10/1903.

Work on the Doucet brick building  corner Lincoln avenue and Garfield alley is progressing fast. Laf. Adv. 1/11/1905.

City Council Jan. 6, 1902.
Moved and seconded that work outlined for running a water pipe line to the Methodist church corner and again from J. C. Nickerson's residence to the corporate limits on Sterling Avenue be laid at once, and that wire be run extending lights so as to furnish residences in upper end of McComb addition. Carried. Lafayette Advertiser 1/11/1902.


Druggists' Excursion - The Morgan's Louisiana and Texas Railroad and Steamship Company will sell tickets from Lafayette to San Francisco and return Oct. 7 to 11, 1903, with return limit Nov. 15, 1903, at a rate of $67.50 on account of National Wholesale Druggists Association.

 During Sept. and Oct. on way settlers rates to California points $30.

 Round trip rates to all Summer tourist points at reduced rates. For further particulars, apply to local agent, or to:
  C. B. ELLIS, D. P. A

 Lafayette Advertiser 1/10/1903.


(Vermilionville, La.)

We would call the attention of our planters to the article "subscriber" in our last number; if they had read the short article and weigh it well, they will readily perceive the importance of the move proposed, they will readily understand the necessity of regulating free labor by fixed rules, and how far the interests of all would be benefited by concert of action on the part of inhabitants holding real estate. We then again invite the planters of the Parish, to answer call made upon them, but in so doing, and to carry out the objects and purposes aimed at, they must be unanimous as to the rules of labor to be established, and these once established they must be unanimous in the enforcement of them, otherwise, the attempt to ameliorate our condition, and improve the country, would prove abortive. Lafayette Advertiser 1/9/1869.




ATTENTION - Lawyers and others can find at the ADVERTISER'S office the latest form of notes embodying the exemption set forth by the constitution of 1898. Laf. Adv. 1/7/1899.

Saturday, November 11, 2017


Miss Lizzie Mudd returned to New Orleans last Tuesday, to resume her studies, after the enjoyments of the holidays. Laf. Adv. 1/6/1894.

Miss Lizzie Mudd, Don Greig and Sterling Mudd left Thursday for their respective schools. Laf. Gaz. 1/6/1894.

Thursday, November 9, 2017


For a Delightful Outing. - Spring will soon be here with its pleasant days when everyone wishes to be out. A delightful spin on your wheel will quickly put you in touch with nature and give you an enjoyable outing. If you have no bicycle, order one now and get it in time. A. J. Bonnet, the bicycle doctor.      Lafayette Advertiser 1/6/1904.

Monday, November 6, 2017


T. J. Lacy, Mount Hope Nursery, Washington La. - Fruit trees for Louisiana that will produce fruit. Send for a catalogue and price list. Address: T. Jay Lacy, Washington, La.Laf. Adv. 1/4/1890.



 The Suffrage amendment had been fully discussed by the delegation in chambers at Shreveport, and it was agreed that the best policy to pursue was to leave it to the people to decide pro or con at the general election. Pursuant to this view which was ably advocated, Dr. Mayer offered the following amendment to the minority report, brought in by Mr. Dupre of St. Landry to wit:

 "That the Suffrage amendment be left to the individual voter to determine on election day, tickets to be printed for and against."

 The chairman, Mr. Gurley, of Orleans, after having recognized Dr. Mayer, the moment he found out what he was after, ruled him out of order, thereby denying his parliamentary right to amend, whereupon he appealed from the decision decision of the chair; the house, in order to cut short the proceedings, sustained the ruling of the chair, Congressman Robertson having applied the congressional gag of the of the "previous question," which choked off further debate. When the roll of parishes was called and Lafayette reached, Dr. Mayer arose and sarcastically asked the chair to instruct him how to vote intelligently; that having been arbitrarily denied his parliamentary right to amend and being under instructions, he could not vote for either the majority nor the minority report, as neither report was in harmony with the instructions. The chair, doubtless realizing that it had erred in its ruling, offered no solution, and Lafayette was voted blank. Lafayette Gazette 1/4/1896.



Allen James Sprole left yesterday for New Orleans to "take in" Ben Hur.
Laf. Adv. 1/4/1905.

Miss Leila Cornay was the lucky winner of the very handsome doll raffled at the Moss Pharmacy on January on January 1st, and Master Alley Sprole won the little steam railway train. Laf. Adv. 1/4/1890.

Sunday, November 5, 2017


SUPPOSE WE DO. - We are all interested in the growth of Lafayette; suppose we all chip in and buy a handsome cup to be presented to that man or woman who shall do the most for the advancement and betterment of the town during the year 1905. It is a fine way to show appreciation of good citizenship and public spirit. Lafayette Advertiser 1/4/1905. 

DO A LITTLE FIGURING. - If a Five Dollar bill remains in circulation in Lafayette for five years, figure out how many things it will buy, how many debts it will pay, how many hands it will pass through, how many times each man or woman will receive it in payment for something, and then do a little thinking - perhaps you will discover an important fact. 
Lafayette Advertiser 1/4/1905  

We are glad to note our correspondents recommending a diversification of crops in our parish. This we have all along advocated. Commence this year, and you will find that your own interests, and the general prosperity of the parish will rapidly advance.Lafayette Advertiser 1/4/1890.

Lafayette enters upon the new year with brighter prospects than ever before in its history. It has made rapid and substantial improvement in the past twelve months, and not one step towards retrogression. There seems to be nothing to hinder the fruition of the building promises for future advancement and increased prosperity. While we appreciate this condition of things fully, we rejoice also in the fact that our neighboring towns keep even stride with us. Like blood - soil, climate, natural advantages and generous rivalry are bound to tell; and the ci-devant "Great West" must look well to its laurels, else South Louisiana will gain the lead in the future.
Lafayette Advertiser 1/5/1889.

Falling Into Line.
 Lafayette is growing apace, and the directors of the First National Bank realize the consequent necessity of making greater provision to accommodate the fast expanding business of that institution. It was decided at the last meeting of the Board of Directors to replace the present bank building with a larger and more substantial structure of imposing design, to be fitted up with modern furniture and fixtures. The east side of the new building will be placed on a line with the newly widened Jefferson street, which will add to the appearance of the building as well as to the appearance of the street.
Lafayette Advertiser 1/6/1904.

 Merchants Did Well.
 We are happy to state that our merchants did a good business during the holidays. With but few exceptions, the clerks do not complain that business was so brisk and rush so big and continuous that they could not go home on New Year's day and get a piece of turkey. Cold lunch might do well all other days, but on this great holiday the average clerk will not be contented with it, unless the rush is as large as those who sometimes read about.

 It is wonderful the amount of pure, unadulterated nerve some people possess. We are in receipt of a letter from the manager of one of the largest hotels in the South describing his house in the most glowing terms. He adds that our patrons would be delighted to know of this house. Probably they would but the letter is an advertisement, pure and simple, and we failed to see any coin accompanying it, or any postscript, etc., stating that the "stuff" would follow. Now, we want to state for the benefit of this party that we also run a hotel, on a small scale, 'tis  true - ourself being the only guest - but quite large enough to keep us hustling. We also run this paper, the money derived from the publication of which, goes, for the most part, to the maintenance of our hotel. In other words, we print advertisements for money. Lafayette Gazette 1/6/1894.

 Letter From Rev. H. Armstrong.
 The Gazette was pleased to receive the following letter from Rev. H. Armstrong, who is well and favorably known by the people of Lafayette, where he has many friends who will be glad to hear from him. We do not know if the letter was intended for publication, but feeling confident that it will be read with pleasure and interest by a number of our readers we take the liberty to publish it :

 Dear Gazette - As I am now stationed in Franklin, and as you were a regular and welcome visitor to my humble home in Lafayette during the past year, I take this method of returning thanks for the favor.

 This is a nice town, and there are evidences on every hand of wealth, refinement and prosperity. Notwithstanding His Excellency Governor Foster, and the Hon. Don Caffery, our United States Senator, have left us for a time, at least, the town still lives and grows. Boats, large and small ply the Teche, and the elegant saw mills seem to be in a race with each other, and the sugar refineries equal to any in the world, are adjacent to the town, and are literally sweetening the town and country in every direction. Enterprise and push seem to characterize our people. There is only one obstacle in the way that I can see, to great prosperity, and that is the want of good schools for everybody. This prevents immigration here; it prevents it in Lafayette, and it will prevent it everywhere. Hope The Gazette will take a bold and uncompromising stand for the right. It will pay in the end. Advocate temperance and advocate the immigration of American people among you. Fight along these lines, and victory will perch upon your banner. Long live The Gazette.
                          Very cordially,
                               H. ARMSTRONG.
Jan. 3, 1893.
Lafayette Gazette 1/6/1894.


Police Jury.    
Lafayette, La., Jan. 2, 1905.
   To the Hon. members of the City Council, Lafayette, La.
 DEAR SIRS. - Kindly grant me permission to raise the roof of the building adjoining my store st least four (unreadable words) more substantial and serviceable. If permission is granted I shall use galvanized iron which will reduce the danger of fire.
                 Yours respectfully,
                       MRS. W. TANNER.

 Moved and seconded that this Council grants the permission to Mrs. W. Tanner under conditions as above stated. Carried.
Laf. Adv. 1/11/1905.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017



Nov. 24  (Fri) Black Friday-1969.
Nov. 25  (Sat) A Beautifully Healthy Place.
Nov. 26  (Sun) Knights of Columbus Organized
Nov. 27  (Mon) First National Bank.
Nov. 28 (Tue) National Cash Register Co.
Nov. 29 (Wed) To Port Barre - 1905.
Nov. 30 (Thu) Acadian Humane Society - 1904
Dec.  1  (Fri) Christmas is Coming - Moss.
Dec.  2. (Sat) Bare Facts About H. Fire Co. - 1899/Adv.
Dec.  3. (Sun) 1887 - Town & Country (little things)
Dec.  4. (Mon) 1908 - Big Sale of Pecan Trees.
Dec.  5. (Tue) No Post
Dec.  6. (Wed) 1905 Death of Alley Sprole.
Dec.  7. (Thu) McIlhenny was a Rough Rider 1901.
Dec.  8. (Fri) Lafayette Wholesale Grocer's Co. - 1908.
Dec.  9. Christmas Shopping - 1908 Pic. - "Dec.8"
Dec. 10. Flashlight Telephone System - 1912 - Pic. "FlashlightSystem"
Dec. 11. No Post.
Dec. 12.

Monday, June 12, 2017

1969 Christmas.

1969: Lafayette History.
Black Friday '69!

 According to Wikipedia, Black Friday has been the day after Thanksgiving. Although the lines are beginning to blur on exactly when the Christmas Shopping Season begins these days, back in 1969 it was still well entrenched and you can bet business was brisk at the Sears on University Avenue in Lafayette.

 So, let's say we could go back in time to to the day after thanksgiving in 1969 and go Christmas shopping at Sears.

 Each of us has a gift card for $100.00 in 1969 money with a stipulation that that items purchased with this gift card are presents for yourself and no one else.

 What would you buy? And how much would you have left over if any. remember, you can't go over $100.00.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Highway 90 Lafayette to Houston.

Lafayette to Houston.

    U.S. Route 90 is an east–west United States Highway.  Despite the "0" in its route number, US 90 never was a full coast-to-coast route; it has     always ended at Van Horn, Texas with the exception of a short-lived northward extension to US 62/US 180 near Pine Springs, Texas which lasted less than a year, and the signs on that segment were changed to Texas State Highway 54, traveling from Interstate 10 (I-10) at exit 140A and heading to its northern terminus at US 62/US 180.

Boy, I tell you what. I-10 between Lafayette and Houston is (insert the worst word you can think of here.) T The amount of traffic seems to be growing exponentially and there are it seems there are more and more aggressive drivers out there everyday.

But, if you've got some time; and have an interest in going back in time, there is an alternative.

Hwy 90 to the West of Lafayette is very different than Hwy 90 to the East towards New Orleans. I think the main reason has to do with proximity to I-10. On the East side Hwy 90 strays far from I-10 and thus is more developed (i. e. heavier traffic, 4-laning and many more commercial establishments) while on the West side where I-10 runs really close Hwy 90 it seems that it has been abandoned in place to some degree. Maintained, but not really added to as much. It is still a two-lane highway not that much unchanged from the days that Hwy 90 was the main East/West thoroughfare. It's like all the commercial development jumped immediately to I-10.

If you have an interest in history and hate traffic, let's go on a trip from Lafayette to Houston and examine all the vestiges we can find along the way.

Let's start at four-corners at the intersection of University Ave. and Cameron Street. We head WB on Hwy 90 where it is known as the Scott Hwy. A stretch most of us are quite familiar with through Scott, then on to Duson, Rayne and Crowley.

At Crowley Hwy 90 WB takes a bend away from I-10 to the South and passes through the tiny towns of Estherwood, Midland and Mermentau and on to Jennings where it swings back more Northerly and paralleling I-10. Lots of nice open prairie land, woodlands and streams to look at as opposed to what's on the main-lanes of I-10.

Once on the West side of Jennings it's on towards Lake Charles. Along the way we pass through Welsh, Laccasine, and Iowa finally approaching the East I-210 Loop. This is where it starts getting interesting.

When you reach 210, take the service road (Pamco Rd.) SB to the next intersection which is Broad St. and also U. S. Business 90 and continue WB to Ryan, then back up to I-10 where I-10 and U. S. are one in the same crossing the bridge across the Calcasieu River.

Once on the other side we can get right back off I-10 and back onto a stretch of U. S. 90 that is really nice. Take Exit 26/Hwy 90/PPG Drive/Trousdale heading WB and also paralleling the Old Southern Pacific line through Sulphur, a nice long stretch of two-lane and then to Vinton La. and eventually to the end of this nice stretch at the Toomey Rd.

This is where you need to have the time to do it. Most trips done this way we'll get back on I-10 which is also US 90 to Beaumont. But there are some vestiges that you can enjoy if you are able to backtrack a bit.

If you have the time, let's go. Instead of taking I-10 WB continue SB on Toomey Rd. and take the WB Frontage Rd as this is a stretch of Old Hwy 90. It is dead-end and you will have to come back to I-10 at Toomey/Starks to get across the Sabine River. Apparently this is where the bridge across the Sabine was before the new one on I-10 was built. It takes extra time, but if you've got the time it is worth it. You feel literally back in time as you head towards what is now a boat-launch. The area back there is almost untouched from the early days of happy motoring.

It's easy to imagine yourself in old 40s car, listening to good music when the announcer comes on with "We interrupt this program to bring you a special bulletin..." then proceeds to tell you about the escaped convicts and then says: "Now we return you to our evening's program of generic production music."

When you get to the boat launch you can see remnants of an old bridge. Stop and enjoy it for a few minutes. So much peace and quiet. Then it's time to turn around and head back to I-10 heading WB from the Toomey/Starks Exit and out of Louisiana.

Back on I-10 WB we are also on US Hwy 90 WB as we head across the Sabine River and into Texas.

Once in Texas we look for Exit 878/BUS. 90/Simmons Dr. From there we head South to Main St. one block past W. Green. West Green here in 2017 is officially BUS. 90 as it transitions to MacArthur Dr. But I highly suspect the original path to MacArthur on 90 was actually Main Ave; at least initially. (If proved wrong I'll amend this guide.) So let's do it like this to get a real old time ride. We take Main Ave. WB from Simmons Dr., around the Court House Square, continuing on Main Ave. to 16th Street. At 16th St. we turn right and go up one block to MacArthur. This puts us where the earliest version of 90 through that stretch lines back up with 2017's BUS. 90. Continuing on MacArthur we take Strickland Rd. back up to I-10 and simultaneously rejoin I-10/US 90 WB.

Its a only a short way on I-10/US 90 before we exit again to pick up a short, but scenic and historical stretch of Old Hwy 90. It's a bit difficult (especially if you are Lafayette to Houston).You can't exit directly to it from the WB side of I-10 so take Exit 873/Bridge City/Mauriceville then take the I-10 Service Rd. across Highway 62 and continue WB on Service Rd. to Old Buma Rd. where we go under I-10 to the EB Service Rd. of I-10. It's a short stretch that you will be able to access after traveling a slight distance EB on the Service Rd. This bit of Old Hwy 90 isn't long and brings you back to the EB Service Rd. At this point we rejoin I-10 & US 90 W again and continue on.

We continue on I-10/US 90 WB and take Exit 864 (FM-1132 & FM 1135) and ride the frontage road to Evangeline Dr. At this point we are technically off of Hwy 90 (I think) but we do this to pick up another real nice stretch of Old 90. Upon reaching it we turn left and head on down to Exit 855A/Hwy 90 Downtown. This puts you on Willow St. SB and it is one-way at this point. Continue on Willow SB. As it goes along it transitions into Park St. and becomes two-way traffic. Continue on Park St. to College St. taking a left turn. As we go WB on College Ave. it splits off into one-way traffic at Jefferson St. and transitions into Wall St. At MLK Parkway Hwy 90 rejoins College St. and we are once again in two-way traffic. No changes for a while as we continue our WB track crossing the Railroad and then I-10 and on towards China, TX, Nome, Devers, Raywood, Ames, Liberty, Dayton and eventually on to Crosby, TX. Before we get into Crosby there's another piece of Old Hwy 90 not labeled as such. It's Crosby/Dayton Rd. and it follows the tracks and is obviously a piece of the original 90. We're heading S/E at this point then make a turn due South. Look for Runneburg Rd. We turn left here and take Runneburg to the frontage rd. of Hwy 90/Crosby Fwy which is Bus. 90. When we reach FM-2100 continue straight across and we are on Hwy 90/Beaumont Hwy. It's two-lane traffic here and remains so until we cross the Trinity River. (Look to the right and you can see the railroad bridge of the Old Southern Pacific route.) Very quickly the highway transitions to 4-lanes and remains 4 lanes for a good stretch from here. Just past Oates Rd. we make another switch-off. This piece is not identified as a portion of Hwy 90 but almost certainly was another stretch of the original 90 and it's called Liberty Rd. At fields street we lean right and cross the railroad tracks and continue to E. Houston Rd. and take a left turn. Follow E. Houston Rd. SB and we take a right turn and we are back on Liberty Rd. (Obviously the construction of the freight yard is what caused the break-up of Liberty Rd. Continuing WB on Liberty Rd. we eventually cross I-69/59 and Liberty Rd. transitions to Quitman St. Quitman eventually takes us to Houston Ave where a left turn takes us into Downtown Houston. End of Journey.