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Restored Perry Mansion

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Offline marufo

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Restored Perry Mansion
« on: March 07, 2019, 12:43:42 PM »
Check out these interior photos: http://terlinguamansion.com/

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Re: Restored Perry Mansion
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2019, 03:00:04 PM »
Pretty swank!  I am sure it will not be inexpensive to rent.
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Re: Restored Perry Mansion
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2019, 04:56:58 PM »
Wait ... Mr. and Mrs. Perry had separate rooms?
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Re: Restored Perry Mansion
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2019, 05:07:56 PM »
Wait ... Mr. and Mrs. Perry had separate rooms?
Probably for the best.
“The story goes, Mrs. Perry finally came down from Maine. She spent one night, and said, ‘I’ve seen enough,’” said Bill Ivey, who owns most of the Terlingua ghost town and is refurbishing the old mansion.

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Re: Restored Perry Mansion
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2019, 10:25:24 PM »
I just finished reading Rawles Williams historical novel, Boquillas Crossing. If Rawles was even halfway faithful to the true history, the anecdote above doesn’t surprise me in the least.


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For every complex problem there is a solution that is simple, obvious, and wrong.
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Re: Restored Perry Mansion
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2019, 06:38:28 AM »
Worth reading in my opinion:
https://www.amazon.com/Quicksilver-Terlingua-Chisos-Mining-Company/dp/0890961883/ref=sr_1_fkmrnull_1?keywords=quicksilver+ragsdale&qid=1552040073&s=gateway&sr=8-1-fkmrnull

I agree - lots of detail about folks who's names I'd heard of but didn't know how significant they were to Terlingua or the area. I came away with a respect for Howard Perry although he was not portrayed as a likeable fellow.

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Re: Restored Perry Mansion
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2019, 01:28:49 PM »
Worth reading in my opinion:
https://www.amazon.com/Quicksilver-Terlingua-Chisos-Mining-Company/dp/0890961883/ref=sr_1_fkmrnull_1?keywords=quicksilver+ragsdale&qid=1552040073&s=gateway&sr=8-1-fkmrnull

I agree - lots of detail about folks who's names I'd heard of but didn't know how significant they were to Terlingua or the area. I came away with a respect for Howard Perry although he was not portrayed as a likeable fellow.

Just ordered it.


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