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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM26TM_henry-jacob-lutcher_Orange-TX.html
The son of German immigrants, Henry Jacob Lutcher (1836-1912) became a successful lumberman in this home state of Pennsylvania. Attracted by the vast timberlands of Southeast Texas he and his partner G. Bedell Moore moved part of their operation t…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM26TC_black-education-in-orange-county_Orange-TX.html
Schools for Orange County's black children were held in churches and private homes as early as the 1870s. In 1887 a black school was opened in the Duncan Woods community, and another was soon established in Orange. Known as Orange Colored School, …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM26T5_william-henry-stark_Orange-TX.html
A native of San Augustine County, William Henry Stark (1851-1936) lived in Burkeville and Newton before moving to Orange in 1870. Here he worked in the early area sawmills and became acquainted with every phase of the lumber industry. In 1881 Star…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM26T1_weaver-shipbuilding_Orange-TX.html
Joe Weaver established Joseph Weaver and Son Shipyard in Orange in 1897. George Levingston, later founder of Levingston Shipbuilding Company, acquired an interest in Weaver and Son in 1898, and the company built barges for the Galveston Navigation…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM26T0_united-states-naval-inactive-ship-maintenance-facility_Orange-TX.html
At the termination of World War II, the United States had the largest naval force of any country in history. Prudent military leaders decided against scrapping surplus vessels, in favor of preserving them so they could be activiated quickly in cas…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM26SY_j-w-clampitt_Ballinger-TX.html
Pioneer Texas cattleman and law officer. Reared in Denton County, he joined brother-in-law in ranching, 1883-1886.They moved to "Free Grass" county of Presidio and ran Chalk Valley Ranch. Sometimes had to drive cattle 50 miles to water. …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM26SX_mcculloch-county-jail_Brady-TX.html
Constructed 1909-1910, this was the second building to serve as the McCulloch County jail. This red brick Romanesque Revival style edifice was built by the Southern Structural Steel Co. of San Antonio. Sheriff T.L. Sansom was the first occupant of…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM26SW_community-of-concho_Paint-Rock-TX.html
As settlers came to the area in the late 1800s, a small farming community developed here along the Concho River. In 1905 a post office opened in the home of W.D. Cape. In 1906 J.W. Barr (d. 1964) opened a general store at this site. As the busines…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM26SV_in-this-vicinity_Brady-TX.html
On November 21, 1831, James Bowie, Rezin P. Bowie, David Buchanan, Cephas D. Hamm, Matthew Doyle, Jesse Wallace, Thomas McCaslin, Robert Armstrong, James Coryell with two servants, Charles and Gonzales, held at bay for a day and night, 164 Caddos …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM26SU_swedish-free-mission-church_Melvin-TX.html
Swedes began settling in the western part of McCulloch County in 1907. A sunday school was begun that year, and the families met for worship in homes. A church congregation was formally organized in 1910 with fifteen charter members. A ladies aid …
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