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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM232A_lynn-county_Tahoka-TX.html
Created 1876 from Bexar Territory. Name honors G. W. Lynn, "One of those who baptized the altar of Texas with life blood at the Alamo". Tahoka Lake and Double Lakes Springs were watering places on Indian, Spanish, U. S. Army and cattle-driving tra…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2328_lynn-county-courthouse_Tahoka-TX.html
In 1876 the Texas legislature created Lynn County, which organized in 1903 with Tahoka as county seat. A two-story frame structure on this site served as courthouse until citizens approved a bond election for the current building in Jul. 1915. Des…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2327_lynn-county-courthouse_Tahoka-TX.html
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2325_tahoka_Tahoka-TX.html
In Dec. 1902, over 100 people met around a bonfire in a ravine to the southwest of Tahoka Lake and voted to petition for county organization and to select a townsite for a county seat to be named "Tahoka," an Indian word meaning "fresh water", Ear…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2324_lynn-county_Tahoka-TX.html
Formed from Young and Bexar Territories Created August 21, 1876 Organized April 15, 1903 Named in honor of Granderson Washington Lynn Who fell at the Alamo Tahoka, County Seat
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM231A_o-donnell_ODonnell-TX.html
Named for Tom J. O'Donnell, promoter of South Plains Railroads, including 60 miles of Santa Fe Line from Slaton to Lamesa. On this new railroad (important as freight hauler) town of O'Donnell was founded in 1909 by H. E. Baldridge and Charles H. D…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2319_the-a-j-warren-building_ODonnell-TX.html
Farmer and rancher A. J. Warren (1870-1933) moved to this area in 1902 and helped to organize Lynn County in 1903. He built this 2-story brick and concrete edifice in 1925 to house the First National Bank, chartered that year. Competition from ano…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM22ZE_midland-and-northwestern-railroad_Andrews-TX.html
Chartered Jan. 16, 1916, by Midland Farms Co., which was owned by David Fasken of Toronto, Canada. The 65 miles of road were completed from Midland to Seminole in 1918. Operated with an engine borrowed from Texas and Pacific Railway until 1920, wh…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM22ZC_dawson-county_Lamesa-TX.html
Created February 1, 1858 Recreated August 21, 1876 from Bexar Territory Organized February 13, 1905 Named in honor of Nicholas Mosby Dawson 1808-1842 Who fought at the Battle of San Jacinto and fell at Dawson's Massacre Lamesa, C…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM22ZA_lamesa-farm-workers-community_Lamesa-TX.html
By the 1920s, Dawson County's rapidly expanding cotton economy was outgrowing its labor supply. Like other areas of the country, Lamesa began to rely on migrant laborers from Mexico to increase the available pool of seasonal workers. One effort to…
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