Paris, TX

Posted: April 19, 2006 in Uncategorized

The competition to have the 2nd tallest Eiffel Tower…

When we first moved down to Dallas, my wife and I used to do small day trips from the city to check out the kooky things the neighboring towns had to offer.  Paris Texas used to be the home of the world’s second tallest Eiffel Tower until they got competition from another one in Paris, Tennessee.  I think they went back and forth with that one to eek out a few feet and keep the honor,  but then was later squashed by the much larger one built in Vegas.  txpareiffel_mwprint_textmedium

They’ve since added a giant cowboy hat to the one in Paris, TX – which I took as a sign of surrender.


Paris, TX is also home to the Evergreen Cemetery which features a large gravestone statue of a Jesus wearing cowboy boots.  We took a few photos when we were there, but you can also find them on the web.

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