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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2AFV_denton-county_Denton-TX.html
Created April 11, 1846 from Fannin County Organized July 13, 1846 with Denton as county seat Both town and county are named in honor of John B. Denton 1807-1841 Pioneer preacher, lawyer and Indian fighter First county seat designated…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2AEM_gregorio-cortez_Karnes-City-TX.html
On June 12, 1901, Sheriff W.T. "Brack" Morris and deputy arrived at the Thulemeyer Ranch to question Gregorio Cortez (1875-1916) about a reported horse theft in Atascosa County. A shootout ensued, leaving Sheriff Morris dead. Cortez fled the …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2ACA_karnes-county-courthouse_Karnes-City-TX.html
In 1854 Karnes County erected its first courthouse in the county seat of Helena, an important stage stop between San Antonio and Goliad. The original courthouse was destroyed in a storm about 1865 and a new stone courthouse was built in Helena in …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2AC9_karnes-county_Karnes-City-TX.html
Formed from Bexar County Created February 4, 1854 Organized February 27, 1854 Named in honor of Henry Wax Karnes 1812-1840 Conspicuous for gallantry at storming of Bexar Commanded a company at San Jacinto Texas Ranger in 1838 Co…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2AC8_state-fair-of-texas_Dallas-TX.html
Founded in 1886, the State Fair of Texas now ranks as the most largely attended state fair in the U.S. It was begun as a private, nonprofit corporation for civic purposes by Capt. W.H. Gaston and other pioneer business and civic leaders of Dallas.…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2AAR_texas-centennial-exposition_Dallas-TX.html
As plans began to take shape for the Centennial celebration of Texas Independence, a group of Dallas businessmen led by R.L. Thornton, Sr., Fred Florence, and Nathan Adams, joined together to promote the city as the host of the major Centennial ev…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2AAM_nativity-of-the-blessed-virgin-mary-catholic-church_Falls-City-TX.html
The second Polish colony in Karnes County, the village in this area grew out of a small settlement known as St. Joe and was formally established in 1873. At times the priest at Panna Maria would conduct services at St. Joseph School in what would …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2AAL_el-fuerte-del-cibolo_Falls-City-TX.html
Near this site (about 2.5 mi. N on Cibolo Creek) stood the 18th-century Spanish fort of El Fuerte de Santa Cruz del Cibolo, usually called El Fuerte del Cibolo or El Cibolo. Built to protect the many Spanish ranches between San Antonio and La Bahi…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2AAA_eagle-pass-coal-mines_Eagle-Pass-TX.html
Although the Indian, Spanish, and early anglo-American inhabitants knew of this area's large bituminous coal deposits, commercial mining did not begin until 1885, when F. H. Hartz opened a hillside mine near the Rio Grande. For a time, it was the …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2A9U_united-methodist-church-of-montague_Montague-TX.html
In 1872 The Rev. John F. Denton, a Methodist missionary, preached in Montague. The next year four members under the leadership of The Rev. Joseph Clinton Weaver (1846-1924) began this fellowship. W.T. and E.A. Waybourn deeded two acres in 1878 on …
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