August 2016 Photo Contest
Focus on Texas: Restored
Reclamation projects remain in pristine condition forever in our slideshow

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    John Crouch, Nueces EC: Crouch began restoring this 1959 Chevrolet Apache 3100 when he was 15. “Now, four years later, the truck has been fully restored in my garage, and I drive it daily,” he says.
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    Judy Truesdell, Farmers EC: Texas master naturalist David Powell and community volunteers work to restore 22 acres of endangered blackland prairie in Wylie.
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    Erika Guerrero, Fayette EC: Ryan Guerrero of Bellville FFA restored this Farmall H tractor in 2013.
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    Brenda Weeks, Medina EC: A 1956 Chevy during a 2016 sunset near Cotulla
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    Debbie Nivison, Wood County EC: Eli Nivison and grandfather Ron Davis restored this 1920 John Deere sulky plow. Eli won reserve champion in the Ag Mechanics contest at the 2016 Southwestern Exposition & Livestock Show in Fort Worth.
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    Web Extra: Karen Rich, Bowie-Cass EC: Pop’s pride and joy
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    Web Extra: Richard Bay, Hamilton County EC: Bay’s grandfather owned one of these 1949 Chris Craft Sportsman Sedans when he lived in Vermont. He sold it 31 years ago. When Bay retired, he sought to buy a boat similar to the one of his childhood. He found this one listed by a seller in Vermont. He bought it and had it shipped to Texas. While inspecting the boat, he found a registration card with his grandfather’s name on it! Bay named the boat Sweet Memories to honor his grandfather.
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    Web Extra: Janice Campbell, CoServ: A pristine red Chevy
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    Web Extra: Karen Garrett, Guadalupe Valley EC: Cody Garrett restored this 1962 Schafer tractor and was the Delo Tractor Restoration Competition grand champion in 2014.
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    Web Extra: Chris Bradley, Central Texas EC: Chad Meyers repairs the Bradleys’ vintage windmill, which is for looks only. “No more groaning in the wind and scaring neighbors,” Bradley says.
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    Web Extra: Sherry Willome, Bandera EC: Willome inherited a threadbare chair from her grandmother. It had been in storage since 1970. After restoration, it’s now a beautiful heirloom that she hopes her kids will want in their home.
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    Web Extra: David Hoffman, Hamilton County EC: Gholson House in Lampasas County, built in 1872
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    Web Extra: Calvin Hall, Grayson-Collin EC: “Our 1975 Ford 841 Powermaster has been serving our family since 1998.”
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    Web Extra: April Coker, Wood County EC: “Our 1966 F100 pickup pulling our 1962 Scotsman camper gets a lot attention on the road.”
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    Web Extra: James Hearn, Pedernales EC: Hearn had this Tanner’s Traveling Map of Mexico, 1847, 4th edition, restored in Austin.

Resources made shabby by age, use or neglect are given new life in the hands of meticulous artisans, builders and nature lovers.

 

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