The story behind this Waco font

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When I first moved to the Waco area I fell in love with the architecture. Not a subject that I know very much about, but it seems that Waco’s style has been preserved through the years instead of updated. That suites me just fine. Everywhere you go there are hidden gems and interesting elements. In search of some of the history of Waco a friend pointed me to the Sanborn maps online. The Sanborn company mapped cities back in the day and may still do for the fire departments. I found the maps of Waco from 1899 and this fancy Waco font was their front fly leaf cover. I knew I had to imitate it for my Waco Board. More about this board later.

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