The beautiful White Lilies of the San Angelo International Lily Pond are by far the most Dramatic with their high contrast in the inky dark water and theatrical reflections.
Are Ya'll thinking....UhOh....here SHE goes with another Tall Texas Tale?
Lillie Langtry (13 October 1853 – 12 February 1929), born Emilie Charlotte Le Breton, was a British actress born on the island of Jersey. A renowned beauty, she was nicknamed the "Jersey Lily" and had a number of prominent lovers, including the future king of England, Edward VII. (Wikepedia)
Her Texas Tale...One notable admirer was the self appointed Judge Roy Bean of Texas, who after falling in love with her picture changed the name of his town to Langtry and renamed the bar come courthouse that he owned 'The Jersey Lilly Saloon'.Whilst playing a Texas theatre the Judge sent Lillie with a real live bear, fortunately for her though, the bear escaped when the cage was opened to show her the unique gift.
He never actually met Lillie but dispensed justice in her name.
A film of Judge Roy Bean starred Paul Newman and today the original Jersey Lillie Saloon is the showpiece of a visitor centre in the town of Langtry Texas.
By the time Lillie went to Langtry Texas the Judge had passed on, however, she was presented with his gun which she bequeathed to the states of Jersey and is currently on display with many of her personal effects in the Jersey Museum at St. Helier.
I know that's a lot of Links to pop in and out of, but I think you'll enjoy reading about Lily and The Judge.
Judge Roy Bean was known as
'The Law West of The Pecos'.
The Pecos River marks the County Line between Pecos County and Ward County.
Have I told you about my Ward County Texas Ancestors?
Well, I guess I'd better....so just one more Link...