Our first stop in Austin was in front of the Lander County Courthouse built in 1869. This is one of 11 sites in Austin on the National Register of Historic Places and during the 1800s was used to hang convicted men from the second story balcony! We were anticipating a somewhat less dramatic encounter hoping to get our Highway 50 passports stamped there. Neek and I peeked around the old building while Sar waited in our parked car. Unfortunately, all the doors were locked and we could see through the windows that the place was closed.
"Huey Long once said, “Fascism will come to America in the name of anti-fascism.” I'm afraid, based on my own experience, that fascism will come to America in the name of national security." -Jim Garrison 1967