Thursday, July 26, 2012

Pictures from REH Days 2012: Cross Plains, Texas

The above picture is, of course, the Howard's home in Cross Plains. 

The above is a picture from inside REH's bedroom where he wrote his stories. The typewriter in the picture is not his actual typewriter. However, it is the same brand and model—an Underwood No. 5—like the one Howard used.

One the bus tour of the surrounding areas around Cross Plains. That is Rusty Burke looking back as he tells us the history of where we are. The tour took us to Cross Cut, Burkett, and then back to Cross Plains. Each stop was a location where REH had once stayed.

The Hemphill house where Novalyne Price Ellis boarded while she taught in Cross Plains. REH would come here to pick her up for their dates and country drives.

Friday, June 8th. The first panel discussion: Glenn Lord Tribute. Pictured from left to right are, Paul Herman, Barbara Barrett, and Rusty Burke.

Friday, June 8th. The second Panel discussion: Conan the Existentialist. Pictured from left to right are, Rusty Burke and Charles Hoffman. Charles explained his original work, it's background, and the fact that it was the first of its kind—a critical academic work.

Friday, June 8th. The third panel discussion: Conan's Birthday. Pictured here from left to right are: Al Harron, Paul Sammon, and Mark Finn.

Saturday, June 9th. First panel discussion: REH at the Gates of Academia. Pictured here from left to right are: Jeff Shanks, Charles Hoffman, and Mark Finn.

Saturday, June 9th. The second panel discussion: The Illustrated Conan. Pictured here is Paul Sammon.

Some free time at the pavillion located next to the REH home (on the old Butler property).

Some original Weird Tales magazines from the Cross Plains Public Library.

REH's gravesite in the Greenleaf Cemetery in Brownwood, Texas.

The historical marker next to REH's tombstone in the Greenleaf Cemetery.

An REH collection inside the Cross Plains Public Library.

Sunset at Caddo Peak (the Caddo Peak Ranch). REH used to watch sunsets from the top of Caddo Peak.

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