Humana Machina

Business owners along a stretch of 105 just outside Navasota have refined a motif in recent years—antique machines in a pasture. The normal speed is 70+ so the motif is mostly a blur. Slow down and things come into focus. You’ll see things that should be left in their found condition, classics that should be restored, things that deserve an honored stage, and others that should never have been made. Navasota is the official Blues Capitol Of Texas but pasture art is staking a claim as well.

105 is a well-worn path for motorcyclists and the landscape is an evolving quilt of iconic “stuff.”

VFW Post 4006 was lucky enough to get their own M60 in 1999—it’s perfectly displayed in the pasture in front of the Post on 105.

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    1. The DeSoto is several decades older so you’d have to bet on that but the M60 ain’t no Spring-chicken either—it was deployed in Viet Nam and Gulf War One. It was awarded to Post 4006 in Navasota, Texas in 1999.


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