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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29DE_site-of-the-merchants-and-planters-national-bank_Mount-Vernon-TX.html
The present building was erected in 1910 after a fire destroyed the original M&P bank building. The Merchants & Planters Bank and First National Bank merged in March of 1932, during the national "Great Depression," which began in 1929. The Mount V…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29CZ_home-county-of-governor-james-v-allred_Bowie-TX.html
Vigorous, forthright and humane Chief Executive of Texas in years 1935-1939. Born in Bowie, one of nine children of Renne and Mary Henson Allred worked in youth as a soda pop bottler, shoeshine boy, newsboy. Attended local schools, Rice University…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29CH_dr-preston-c-coleman_Colorado-City-TX.html
Born in Tennessee. Graduated from University of Louisville (Ky.). Coming in 1883 to Colorado City, rode horseback or by buggy to ranches in 100-mile radius, practicing here rest of his life. Religion, medicine, and education were his chief con…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29CG_all-saints-church_Colorado-City-TX.html
Outgrowth of 1882 worship by laymen (mostly sheep-ranching Englishmen). Organized 1883 by The Rt. Rev. A.C. Garrett, pioneer Episcopal Bishop of Dallas, who listed this as "Grace Mission", with eight communicants. With some assistance from New…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29CF_e-m-hardigree-home_Colorado-City-TX.html
Built 1890 by H.D. Shepperd. Sold, 1899 to Martin Dies, Sr. Birthplace of Martin Dies, Jr., famous U.S. Congressman. Home of colorful early-day ranch couple, G.W. and Alice Garrett Plaster, Mitchell County ranchers for over fifty years. Re…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29A2_incorporation-of-commerce_Commerce-TX.html
The events leading up to the incorporation of the city of Commerce can be traced to the 1853 establishment of Josiah H. Jackson's general store about one and one-half miles northeast of this site. The village that developed around his store was kn…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29A0_birthplace-of-maj-gen-claire-l-chennault_Commerce-TX.html
Organizer-commander of the famous "Flying Tigers" of the China-Burma-India theater in World War II. An outstanding air strategist, Chennault had retired from a pioneer flying career when, in 1937, he was asked by Gen. Chaing Kai-Shek to help China…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM299X_route-of-tascosa-dodge-city-trail_Stinnett-TX.html
As ranchers and merchants settled in this part of Texas during the 1870s, the need for a direct supply line became evident. This trail was established in 1877 for cattle drives and freight hauls from Tascosa (38 mi. SW) to markets in Dodge City, K…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM299T_snow-hill-baptist-church_Pittsburg-TX.html
Settlers began moving to this area, which they called Snow Hill, by the early 1840s. In 1852, local residents organized this congregation under the direction of the Rev. Samuel Morris. The first sanctuary, which also served as a community schoolho…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM299S_snow-hill-cemetery_Pittsburg-TX.html
Snow Hill Cemetery Established 1870 Historic Texas Cemetery
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