Another little Texas town. From Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gause,_Texas):
The population reached its peak around 1915, when 1,000 people lived in the community. Gause slowly declined over the next few decades. Its bank was discontinued in 1927 after 17 years in operation. The combination of a decline in the number of businesses in Gause and the introduction of the automobile precipitated further downturns in the local economy. By the 1960s, the community had 278 residents, down from 750 in the 1940s. The population began to rebound in the late 1980s as more people chose to live in Gause and commute to jobs in nearby industrial plants. In 1990, Gause had 400 residents and eight businesses. The population remained unchanged as of 2000. Despite its unincorporated status, Gause continues to have a functioning post office (zip code:77857).
Main Street: frontage road parallel to US 79
Nice old Methodist church, in the style of a traditional synagogue.
New church. I wonder if prefabricated, factory-built metal structures were available 80 or 90 years ago, would they be as common then as they are now?
Next to the county cemetery.
I don't understand why there's a picnic area -- with very solid brick benches and tables -- next to the county cemetery.