Today we drove to Centerville TX to jam with Samual John “Lightnin’” Hopkins. Okay, we pretended to jam with his statue. He was a country blues singer and guitarist. Rolling Stone magazine ranked him number 71 on its list of the top 100 guitarists of all time.
The city of Temple TX began as a railroad town. It was named after a Santa Fe official, Bernard Moore Temple. So we had to visit the Temple Heritage Railroad Museum. It’s not a big museum but it is packed with lots of information about how a railroad is operated.
We got to see what all the lantern signaling meant. We could see that workers’ safety was a main concern. There was even a sanitarium to treat railroad workers passing through Temple. Later, the general public was allowed its medical services. The Baylor Scott & White Medical Center is a direct descendant this company.
Of course, Temple also hosts a beer distributing company which is Anheuser-Busch. Check out the photos of those large beer cans. Hick!