March 14, 2019

Near the Culpeper Station

This is the boyhood home of Eppa Rixey, a Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher. If you haven't heard of him, it's probably because his last game was in 1933.

The complete text of the sign can be read at the Historical Marker Database.

The big red "O" is part of something I'll show you in a moment.

The red caboose is an old one that stands in front of the railroad station, which serves Amtrak but is now used mostly as a Visitors Center and museum.

A passenger train arrived at the station while I was there.

The final image today is one of the many LOVE signs that are displayed around Virginia. The state's tourism slogan is "Virginia is for Lovers."

I'm sharing this post with Fences Around the World and Signs, Signs.


  1. I had not heard of that player. Excellent shots.

  2. I love the LOVE sign and that is a good fence or the meme. Have a wonderful weekend.

  3. Wonderful that he at least knew he was elected to the hall of fame.
    We have a love sign here in Ashland at the station.
    Love hearing the trains at night. Wish I was on one when I do.

  4. Good he is remebered, don't think they ever play baseball in France!! Happy weekend, Diane

  5. That's a new baseball player to me. Glad he found out he was elected to the HOF. I love that love sign. Nice images, Linda and have a wonderful weekend.

  6. I wish we still had passenger trains here. They were so much part of my childhood, traveling from St. Louis to San Antonio.

  7. I love the LOVE sign :)

    All the best Jan


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