Cancelled: Historic Ranger and Strawn Outing: March 21

Outing Cancelled

This club outing has been cancelled due to concerns about the corona virus and COVID-19. If you have questions about buildings, locations or photo opportunities in the area, please contact John Nixon. Stay safe, all. 

  • 8 a.m., Saturday, March 21, 2020
  • Meet at Walmart Super Center, 8840 Benbrook Blvd, Benbrook, TX 76126
  • Explore historic Ranger and Strawn; lunch at Mary’s Café

Join us for a spring outing to photograph West Texas scenery, vintage and abandoned buildings and possibly/probably, wildflowers.

We’ll carpool to Ranger, Texas to photograph abandoned buildings and whatever else we find. Ranger is a town of about 2,500 people with a rich history. The town is named for the Texas Ranger camp established there in the 1870s. The area grew in the early 20th Century with an economy based on agriculture, oil and railroad expansion. The Ranger post office has a Depression-era WPA mural.

After exploring Ranger, we will then have lunch at Mary’s Café, 119 Grant Ave, Strawn, TX 76475. After lunch, we can explore Strawn for images and wildflowers along U.S. Hwy. 180.

Outings are free; participants should pay for gas and their own lunch, and agree to PDF-Release-of-Liability.

COVID-19 Reminder

Be sure to follow Corona virus (COVID-19) precautions: stay home if you are coughing or feel sick or think you may have been exposed, cough and sneeze into into your elbow rather than your hands, don’t shake hands, don’t touch your face, use hand sanitizer.

Above, abandoned piano in Ranger; John Nixon