On the Courthouse Square

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There are several books and collections featuring the Courthouses of Texas.  But most of those focus on the courthouse structure itself.  Red finds that what is contained in the courthouse square (or grounds in some places) is much more interesting that the actual building.

In Jeff Davis County, there is the incredibly detailed miniature statue of Sgt. Manuel Gonzales – aka “Fort Davis’ One Man Army”.  His heroics in World War II are chronicled as well as his many honors.  Gonzales received about every possible citation other than the Congressional Medal of Honor including the Distinguished Service Cross and the Silver Star.

Red is baffled by some of the items left in honor of Sgt. Gonzales and why this statue is so small.

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