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    The Courthouse Magnolias
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    The Courthouse Magnolias
    Despite the name City of Oaks, it’s Magnolias that grace Columbuscourthouse yard.
    Columbus TX Courthouse Magnolia
    Magnolia on the Colorado County Courthouse Lawn
    1942 Photo Courtesy Nesbitt Memorial Library
    The only known anecdote relating to these trees comes from the filming of the 1965 Steve McQueen movie Baby, The Rain Must Fall. The scene called for Steve McQueen to leave town on his motorcycle, but the Magnolias blocked what could’ve been a more dramatic shot. The movie people asked if several of the Magnolias could be removed. The local liaison smiled and said “No.”
    Columbus Texas Colorado County Courthouse Texas 1939  vintage photo
    Magnolias and the Colorado County Courthouse in 1939
    Photo Courtesy TXDoT

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