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Fayette Co
Fayette County

Texas | Contributors

Carolyn Heinsohn

Guest columns & photography.
Plus vintage photos gleaned from
Fayette County Historical Commission
and other collections.
Carolyn Heinsohn

Guest Columns

  • Prolific Progenitors 3-22-17
  • Haikus on Texas 12-19-16
  • The Machac Brothers - Six Brothers Serve in WWII 7-1-14
  • A Journey Through Time 6-10-14
    Cpl. John G. Sumbera, WWII

  • Bluebonnets in Paradise 5-3-14
    Flora and Fauna of Fayette County
  • Wildflowers of Fayette County 4-26-15

    Towns

  • Ammannsville 3-15-15
  • Armstrong Colony 5-23-14
  • Ashby 6-2-14
  • Black Jack Springs 6-19-14
  • Bluff 5-4-14
  • Bridge Valley 6-28-14
  • Carmine 1-2-17
  • Cedar 6-6-14
  • Cistern 3-13-17
  • Colony 5-30-14
  • Cozy Corner 5-23-14
  • Dubina 3-15-15
  • Eastgate 6-16-14
  • Ellinger 4-18-17
  • Elm Grove 7-24-15
  • Freyburg 3-8-17
  • Halsted 11-2-13
  • High Hill 3-15-15
  • Holman 7-25-16
  • Hostyn 1-1-16
  • Kirtley 11-4-16
  • La Grange old photos 1-20-16
  • La Grange - Fayette County Courthouse 9-1-15
  • Ledbetter 1-2-17
  • Live Oak Hill 10-17-14
  • Lyons 8-8-14
  • Mecklenburg 8-8-14
  • Middle Creek 2-17-16
  • Muldoon 5-1-14
  • Mullins Prairie 8-10-16
  • Nechanitz 8-3-14
  • Park 2-5-16
  • Pin Oak Bastrop Co 7-2-14
  • Pin Oak Fayette Co 6-23-14
  • Pisek 7-15-14
  • Plum 1-2-17
  • Praha 3-15-15
  • Rabbs Prairie 7-23-14
  • Rek Hill 4-7-17
  • Ross Prairie 9-3-17
  • Round Top 6-9-15
  • Round Top July 4th Airplane Float 7-3-14
  • Roznov 2-1-15
  • Rutersville 1-10-17
  • Scott 7-9-14
  • Sedan 8-19-14
  • St. John 2-2-15
  • Stella 7-1-16
  • Swiss Alp 11-1-13
  • Waldeck 6-8-14
  • Warda 4-28-14
  • Warrenton 3-8-17
  • West Point 7-5-15
  • Winchester 7-2-16
  • Winedale 7-8-14
  • Carolyn Heinsohn

    Carolyn has been interested in local history and family stories since childhood. She was born in La Grange, left to attend college and work as a registered nurse in California and Houston, but returned to La Grange in 1990. She was a co-author of the two-volume Fayette County, Texas Heritage history books, published in 1996, fulfilling her longtime desire to further document the history of Fayette County.

    She was also one of the founders of the Texas Czech Heritage and Cultural Center in La Grange in 1995 and served on their board, as well as serving as the editor of the organization's newsletter for ten years, documenting various aspects of Texas Czech history.

    As a member of the Fayette County Historical Commission, she chairs the commission's newspaper column, Footprints of Fayette, and regularly contributes articles for the column. In addition to being an avid genealogist and writer, Carolyn also enjoys photography, especially capturing the beauty of Fayette County.

    6-9-2014
    Haikus on Texas
    by Carolyn Heinsohn

    A generic name
    Part of the Edwards' Plateau
    Texas Hill Country

    ***

    A very high place
    Enchanted Rock is my name
    A strenuous hike


    ***

    Abundant sea life
    Deep sea fishing paradise
    Gulf of Mexico


    ***

    Fourth largest city
    A melting pot of people
    Call Houston their home


    ***

    Bats, bikes, bars, Bonnell,
    Congress Bridge, Lady Bird Lake
    Austin's uniqueness


    ***

    Magnolia horse sign
    State Fair, Reunion Tower
    Big "D" has it all


    ***

    Alamo, Missions,
    River Walk, Mercado, Zoo
    San Antonio

    ***

    Tropical breezes
    Corpus Christi by the bay
    Beautiful city

    ***

    A West Texas place
    Blend of nationalities
    Hot, dry El Paso

    ***
    Cowboy ambiance
    Museums, parks, art, Bass Hall
    Ft. Worth's claim to fame


    © Carolyn Heinsohn
    December 19, 2016


    A small Texas town
    With health-conscious citizens
    Oatmeal is its name


    ***

    Nothing is distant
    All things are really quite near
    If you live in Pharr


    ***

    A very sharp knife
    With a Winchester rifle
    Cut and Shoot weapons


    ***

    Sadness forbidden
    Only laughter and goodwill
    In Happy, Texas


    ***

    Mystical creatures
    Evading discovery
    In Fairy, Texas


    ***

    The past tense of sneak
    According to the locals
    Has got to be Snook


    ***

    Strange to see insects
    Maintaining the town's image
    Bug Tussle, Texas




    © Carolyn Heinsohn
    September 27, 2016


    The Colorado
    A river that was misnamed
    Identity theft


    ***

    Uncertain, Texas
    Unsure of its existence
    Indecisive town


    ***

    Monahans Sand Dunes
    Spread as far as one can see
    Undulating waves


    ***

    East Texas forest
    Diverse flora and fauna
    Known as Big Thicket


    ***

    Terlingua is known
    For beautiful starry nights
    A gift from above


    ***

    Marfa lights are strange
    Mysterious bouncing orbs
    No answers are known



    ***

    Mexican free tails
    South Congress Bridge is their home
    Bat high rise dwelling


    ***

    Pretty bluebonnets
    Cover the Texas landscape
    God's artistic work


    ***

    Texas is unique
    Six flags flown over its land
    Country's only one




    © Carolyn Heinsohn
    December, 2015

    TX
    Photo by Carolyn Heinsohn

     


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