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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2C2Y_site-of-bay-view-college_Portland-TX.html
An important school of the coastal region, founded for scattered South Texas ranch children, by Thomas M. (1856-1943) and Alice Yantis Clark (1857-1913), of the family that founded Texas Christian University. The Clarks utilized 2-story "Hotel Por…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2BTF_lt-col-william-barret-travis_San-Antonio-TX.html
Legend states that in 1836 Lt. Col. William Barret Travis unsheathed his sword and drew a line on this ground before his battle-weary men stating: "Those prepared to give their lives in Freedom's cause, come over to me!"
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2BRD_friar-cardwell-stage-stand_Cuero-TX.html
In 1839 or 1840 at the junction of the La Grange - La Bahia and Victoria - Gonzales Roads (.5 miles east), Daniel Boone Friar (1800-58) built a home and store that served as a social, political, transportation, and trade center for early De Witt C…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2BRC_old-chisholm-trail_Cuero-TX.html
From site near here, 1800 Longhorns were moved out April 1, 1866, on first trail drive from this area to northern markets. Crockett Cardwell, owner of cattle bed ground, had gathered the herd. The trail boss was Thornton Chisholm, a native of DeWi…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2BQW_concrete-college-1865-1881_Cuero-TX.html
One of most respected schools in Texas in its day. Founded by the Rev. John Van Epps Covey (1821-1898), noted educator and minister. Embraced primary through collegiate levels, accepting only students over 12 years old for college work. Broad cour…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2BQM_dr-william-watt-white_Cuero-TX.html
Surgeon of Waul's Legion, Confederate Army. Came to Texas about 1850. In 1856 got M.D. degree in Philadelphia. During Civil War, saved many lives, but took typhoid, which contributed to loss of his eyesight. After blindness, practiced rest of h…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2BHL_ollie-o-norwood-estate_Austin-TX.html
The 1922 Norwood Estate was known as "Norcliff" when the property was maintained by Ollie and Calie Norwood. A native of Macune, Texas, Norwood moved with his wife to Austin after serving in France during WWI. He was an early Austin-area investor …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2B8A_belle-sherman-kendall_Houston-TX.html
The daughter of Texas Revolutionary War general Sidney Sherman and Catherine Isabell (Cox), Belle Sherman (1847-1919) was born in Harrisburg and married William E. Kendall in 1867. After making Houston her home in 1878, Belle S. Kendall became a n…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2B89_darius-gregg_Houston-TX.html
Born in Nicholasville, Jessamine County, Ky. Arrived in Texas, 1827. Received land grant in Austin's second colony, 1831. Fought (Oct.-Dec. 1835) in Siege of Bexar, including the Grass Fight (Nov. 26). Married Susan Speed Bowen, 1840. Was a survey…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2B7K_irvin-capers-lord_Houston-TX.html
South Carolina native Irvin Capers Lord (1827-1914) came to Houston with his family in 1854. A machinist by trade, he was co-owner of Lord and Richardson's Eagle Iron Works. In 1858 he was elected alderman, representing the First Ward until 1863 w…
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