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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM27ON_the-sacred-grove_Palmyra-NY.html
The Sacred Grove In the spring of 1820, Joseph Smith entered this remnant of an ancient forest to kneel in prayer. The vision he beheld of God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ initiated the restoration to the earth of the fulness of the gospel …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM27OM_st-joseph-hospital_Houston-TX.html
St. Joseph Hospital, Houston's first general hospital, opened in 1887 as St. Joseph's Infirmary. Six sisters from the congregation of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, who came to Houston from St. Mary's Infirmary in Galveston, establi…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM27OL_matagorda-county_Bay-City-TX.html
Organized March 6, 1834, into the Mexican municipality of Matagorda Created a county of the same name in 1836 Organized in 1837 Named for the Bay on which it fronts County Seat, Matagorda 1837-1894 Bay City, since
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM27OK_matagorda-county_Bay-City-TX.html
Early home of the Karankawa Indians. Landing place of LaSalle in 1685. Settled 1822-1836 by colonists of Stephen F. Austin. The municipality of Matagorda organized under the Mexican Government on March 6, 1834. Became on March 17, 1836, Matagorda …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM27OJ_violet-texas_Robstown-TX.html
In commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of Texas' independence, Violet, Texas was recognized and sanctioned as an independent sesquicentennial community by the State of Texas and by the County of Nueces. Special recognition is given to the fo…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM27OI_old-saint-anthonys-catholic-church_Robstown-TX.html
In Nov. 1909, the Rev. J. Goebels called a meeting to organize St. Anthony's parish for the recently settled German Catholic farm families in the community of Land Siding, later known as Violet. Louis Petrus donated five acres for a church site, a…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM27OH_sie-sind-willkommen_Robstown-TX.html
Settlement founded in 1908 by German settlers · Church founded as a mission in 1910 and a public school until 1912 · Rectory built in 1912 and used as a second school until 1918 · Church was remodeled in 1919 and moved t…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM27OG_englishmen-in-south-texas-1568_Kingsville-TX.html
Fifty-two years before the celebrated landing of English settlers at Plymouth Rock, in what is now Massachusetts, three Englishmen traveled this South Texas area. They were sailors who had gone to sea in 1567 with Sir John Hawkins, an admiral of t…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM27OF_emerald-townsite_Ozona-TX.html
The first platted town in Crockett County, Emerald was founded in 1889 by Fort Worth & Rio Grande Railway Immigration Agent T. W. Wilkinson. It was to be an agricultural shipping point on a planned extension of the F.W. & R.G. Publicized from Main…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM27OE_the-emerald-house_Ozona-TX.html
Although the early history of this structure is unrecorded, it is known that the house originally was built in the townsite of Emerald (9 miles east). Established in 1889 as Crockett County's first settlement, Emerald was the colonization project …
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