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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29RU_olivia-cemetery_Port-Lavaca-TX.html
In 1892, the Rev. Carl J.E. Haterius of Galesburg, Illinois, acquired land at this site with the intention of establishing a community for Swedish settlers. He named the settlement for his wife, Olivia. When the townsite was laid out in 1893, land…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29RT_the-kyle-auction-oak_Kyle-TX.html
When Kyle was founded along the International & Great Northern Railroad in 1880, this giant liveoak was site of a public auction of town lots. The railway was given 200 acres of land by Fergus Kyle (1834-1905), state representative for whom the co…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29RS_cora-jackman-donalson-house_Kyle-TX.html
Cora Frances Jackman (b. 1853) was the daughter of Sidney Drake and Martha (Slavin) Jackman. Her father, a Confederate general during the Civil War and later a state representative and U.S. Marshal, settled his family in Hays County in 1865. Cora …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29RR_old-bay-city-bank_Bay-City-TX.html
Established 1898, four years after founding of Bay City. Private bank. Owners: Henry Rugeley, Frank Hawkins. This building erected 1903, site of many investment transactions important to Texas Gulf Coast development. Recorded Texas Historic Lan…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29RK_calhoun-county-participation-during-world-war-ii_Port-Lavaca-TX.html
Before World War II, Calhoun County was primarily involved in farming, ranching and commercial seafood but after the attack on Pearl Harbor, the county became a major participant in the war effort. In November 1940, much of the county's shoreline …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29RJ_beef-for-the-confederacy_Kyle-TX.html
Throughout Hays County, 1861-65, as in the rest of Texas, beef production for the Confederacy was a major patriotic service. Leading ranchers, called Government Stockraisers, had the duty of supplying the Commissary Department of the Army. Hays…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29R6_robert-j-calder_Angleton-TX.html
Robert James Calder was born in 1810 to James H. and Jane E. (Caldwell) Calder in Baltimore, Maryland. His father died when he was a child, and Robert and his mother moved to Kentucky, where he was raised in part by his mother's family. They moved…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29R1_katherine-anne-porter_Kyle-TX.html
Katherine Anne Porter, one of America's most distinguished writers of fiction, was born Callie Russell Porter in Indian Creek, Brown County, Texas. Her mother, Mary Alice Jones Porter, died in 1892, and her father, Harrison Boone Porter (1858-1942…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29R0_first-baptist-church-of-kyle_Kyle-TX.html
Founded at Mountain City, 1872. Original pastor: the Rev. J. C. Tally. A dynamic congregation, this church within two months of its origin licensed (and later ordained) D. A. Porter as a minister; in 1879 demitted 26 members to form church nearby;…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29QW_howard-gallemore-hartzog-sr_Port-Lavaca-TX.html
In the mid-twentieth century, Calhoun County was beginning an unprecedented period of growth. Howard G. Hartzog, Sr. was an active community leader who guided the county as a private citizen, county judge and as a state representative by diligentl…
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