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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2CKK_voca-waterwheel-mill_Brady-TX.html
Voca Waterwheel Mill. Built 1876, by H.A. Chadwick and sons, William and Milam, who constructed other mills in the region. Water was diverted from river by a still-visible, 1300-yard millrace. Originally used to grind wheat and corn; a saw was soo…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2CJT_camp-elizabeth_Sterling-City-TX.html
Camp Elizabeth. Thought to have been established 1853 Used as an outpost hospital of Fort Concho 1874 - 1886 var plainText = document.getElementById('inscription1').innerText; document.getElementById('inscription1…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2CJI_town-of-cummins_Sterling-City-TX.html
Town of Cummins. The pioneer settlement of Cummins developed at this site about 1890 around the saddle and harness shop of the earliest permanent settler, Mississippi native Robert Benjamin Cummins (b. 1848). A post office opened here in 1890 with…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2CG7_statue-of-liberty-replica_Austin-TX.html
With the faith and courage oftheir forefathers who made possible the freedom of theseUnited States The Boy Scouts of America dedicate this copy of the Statue of Liberty as a pledgeof everlasting fidelity and loyaltyThe Crusade to strengthen l…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2C8T_macaroni-station_Edna-TX.html
Forerunner of town of Edna; a camp and commissary during the building of the New York, Texas & Mexican railway, 1880-1882. Count Joseph Telfener, one of the railway investors, brought laborers from his native Italy; station was nicknamed for th…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2C8S_brackenridge-cemetery_Edna-TX.html
Among family members buried there: John A. Brackenridge (1800-62), a Warrick County, Ind., neighbor from whom young Abraham Lincoln borrowed law brooks, 1855 founder of Texana Presbyterian Church; his son, George W. Brackenridge (1832-1902), emiss…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2C8R_site-of-post-west-bernard-station_East-Bernard-TX.html
In the summer of 1837 Post West Bernard Station was established as an ordnance depot of the army of The Republic of Texas. Its location on the West Bernard River was strategic in protecting Houston, then capital of Texas, from possible invasion by…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2C8Q_new-york-texas-mexican-railroad-and-the-community-of-hungerford_East-Bernard-TX.html
Attracted by the State of Texas' offer of free land to railroad developers, a charter for the New York, Texas & Mexican Railroad was secured in 1880. Its major investor, John W. Mackay, made his fortune in the Nevada silver mines. His brother-in-l…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2C8P_site-of-quinan-community_East-Bernard-TX.html
The village of Quinan was established about 1872 on the Wharton-Richmond road. It was named for Judge George E. Quinan (1819-1893), who lived south of here on Peach Creek. A native of Ireland, Quinan served in the Texas Senate and on the state Cou…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2C8O_j-d-hudgins-ranch_East-Bernard-TX.html
Joel Hudgins (1800-1873) of North Carolina came to the Republic of Texas in 1839 and settled in the Hungerford area. He married Rachel Ann Northington McKenzie (d. 1903) in 1847. He was elected county commissioner in 1854. After Joel's death, R…
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