Thursday, April 30, 2015

A to Z - Eye on Texas: Z

Eye on Texas finishes the A to Z challenge with four choices - Zapata, Zavilia, Zephyr, and Zorn.

 Let's go with Zorn - named for a shopkeeper, Joseph Zorn, in the 1850s. It's an unincorporated community that once had up to 150 people and two gristmills.
 Now there are around twenty people. The town is north of Sequin, so there is civilization nearby.
Photos courtesy of Bing images - Stephen Michaels Feb. 2008

A to Z - Eye on Texas (photo is the eye in Dallas across from the Joule Hotel)
We've had an eyeful of Texas and have covered this large state.  Thanks for joining me on the journey.

And a final word from our Dowager Countess from Downton Abbey - she's offered a proper contrast to Texas and America -
"Try to not let those Yankees drive you mad."

Take care y'all (that's as Texan as I get- I am a damn Yankee)


  1. That's one big eye.
    Only twenty people now? I wonder if there is a store or gas station or if it's all homes?

    1. my guess is it's just fairly sad. You have to drive far for supplies - so stock up. That's not unusual in many TX places - the space is vast.

  2. When I saw this, all I could think was, "This week, Hee Haw salutes the town of Zorn, Texas, population 20! SA-LUTE!"

    Hey, you made it to the end!

    John Holton
    Blogging from A to Z 2015 Cohost
    The Sound of One Hand Typing

  3. Now that eye is scary!

    Congrats on finishing the AtoZ. Great job.

  4. Many congratulations, Joanne - it's been great hasn't it? I've enjoyed learning a lot more about Texas and will be stopping by in the future that's for sure :) Special Teaching at Pempi’s Palace

  5. Hi Joanne .. thanks for showing us around your home state - Zorn - how very sad ...but it is history, which can be fascinating ..

    That eye is a bit much!! Cheers and congratulations on a job well done and fun to read .. cheers Hilary

  6. Great challenge! Visit my blog I gave you a shout out!

  7. Both of my 'Eyeballs' were firmly glued to each and everyone of your 'Eye on Texas Letters'. I think I've been through Zorn...I blinked on the way to Sequin and missed seeing the population sign.
    Congratulations on making it to the Finish.  
    Sue at CollectInTexas Gal
    AtoZ 2015 Challenge
    Minion for AJ's wHooligans

  8. A town of 20 people. In Britain, that would be a village or, without a church, a hamlet. Do you have words for 'smaller than a town'?

    Thanks for your posts during April - I've seen some fantastic places to visit, if I'm ever over your way! (Peter will be in the next couple of years - I'll hide in his luggage.)

    Annalisa, writing A-Z vignettes, at Wake Up, Eat, Write, Sleep

  9. Only twenty people? Zorn makes Mayberry look big! Congrats on a wonderful A to Z, Joanne! I enjoyed learning more about Texas, and smiling with you along the way! The Dowager was an added bonus.


  10. That's a giant scary eyeball. I don't live too far from Dallas and now I must see this in person .
    Congratulations for making it to the end of the challenge. I'm trying to make my way through the list and visit all the participants.
    Melissa Sugar

  11. Hello there.
    That is one creepy-looking eye...wonder what it looks like in the dark!
    Congratulations on surviving the A-Z Challenge! I didn't get to visit your blog during the crazy month of April so I'm popping over today from the Road Trip.

    Entrepreneurial Goddess