Wild West…

wild west richmond texas

One of the most amazing things of driving around Texas…being surprised on every street corner!

I was driving to a photography assignment way out in the rural area of Richmond, TX., when suddenly I look over and see this amazing WILD WEST sign. It brought such a big smile to my face. Totally depicting the feel of the area.

After capturing this image, I got back into the car, and was taken back mentally about the Wild West. It holds a special place in American history—Western films depict it as a place where the rules didn’t apply, and where scores were settled with gun slinging and shootouts. The colorful characters who made up the old West were men, women, cowboys, Indians, sheriffs just plain outlaws.

Wouldn’t it been kind of fun maybe even a little interesting to meet…Annie Oakley, Wyatt Earp, Calamity Jane, and of course Butch Cassidy?

I remember my parents watching Gunsmoke everyday on the TV! If Gunsmoke wasn’t playing on the TV then a western movie was. They were obsessed with it.

Isn’t it amazing just what one sign can do? It brought back all kinds of memories of our history and past.

Now for a BIG laugh…after looking at this image you probably thought this was a western ranch right?

I went home and goggled this to see the history on it…friends…this is no ranch but a NIGHTCLUB!

Can you believe it? Way out in the sticks!

This is what their website states…In the heart of Houston’s Richmond strip sits a legend. A part of the bayou city for over 30 years, Wild West is Texas…Two-Steppin’ & Longneckin’ is our motto. You want Texas? You want country? Wild West is your answer.

Can I tell you how hard I laughed when I found out what this really was?!

And to think how far I let my imagination run away with me on nostalgia. Smile.

So how has your week been so far?







33 thoughts on “Wild West…

  1. Wow a nightclub club lol. I grew up with a healthy fascination of the wild wild west. Maybe it was all of the episodes of the Lone Ranger that started it. But I then graduated on to reading about Billy The Kid, Doc Holliday or Halliday? ☺And of course the James clan. I would love do one day to visit some of the old ghost towns around because I think that would make for an incredible experience.

  2. My weeks been great so far Laurie, I’ve been tearing my hair out getting book promotion stuff together. I visited San Antonio in 2002 and 2003, also Houston, love the place. I also went to Gruene. The indoor rodeos in San Antonio were great and the Cowboy museum.

  3. Looks are SO deceptive Laurie 😉
    You made me smile with your memories there … ah the old Westerns … found ourselves watching one or two after our trip to Monument Valley and surroundings Lol

  4. hahaha Laurie! I also thought it was a Ranch and even imagined seeing the lot from ‘Dallas’ there. JR and Sue Ellen. LOL! Well, it is a lovely sign and a pity that it’s not a ranch. I would prefer it above a nightclub for sure. Great post! 😀

  5. Nothing like a good sign to get the imagination going… I would have probably though along the same lines as you did… definitely not a night club…

  6. How fun! I remember the first “big” chapter book I read as a child was Annie Oakley. I was so enthralled. It was the first book that had me really into it.

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