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Call

One of many lumber towns once prevalent in East Texas, the town of Call began in 1895-96 with the construction of a sawmill by George H. Adams and Dennis Call, Jr., for whom it was named. The town soon included a post office, company store, company housing, community hall, school, and church. Adams ....

Historical Marker - Call.


Barton Home

After her home north of Calvert was destroyed by fire, Minnie Walker Burnitt Barton, widow of plantation owner Francis Davis Barton, built this structure in 1909. She intended the brick home with slate roof to withstand as many natural disasters as possible. Classical revival in style, the house boa....

Historical Marker - Calvert.


Adoue, Jacques, Building

Relic of colorful career of Jacques Adoue (1851-1906), youngest of three French brothers who came to Texas (1860s) to become Calvert, Dallas, and Galveston business leaders. Jacques Adoue owned numerous enterprises. This store, built for Collat, Adoue & Risser Dry Goods, set an ambitious style for t....

Historical Marker - Calvert.


St. Monica's Catholic Church

Founded in 1883, the congregation erected this structure in 1927-28 after a fire had destroyed their previous place of worship. The building exhibits influences of both Palladian and Italian Romanesque architectural styles, an unusual combination for a Roman Catholic church in Texas. Outstanding fea....

Historical Marker - Cameron.


Lester, L. T. Home

Built 1904; mantel pieces for 4 fireplaces, 2 marble lavatories bought in Kansas City, Mo. Site of political, social, church gatherings. Lester - buffalo hunter and cattleman - settled here, 1889; opened first bank, 1900. Active in civic affairs, he helped bring West Texas State University here, 191....

Historical Marker - Canyon.


Wagon Yard, Site of

Ranchman's headquarters in town; slept in bedroll in his wagon or in room above the office. Cooked over campfire in yard. Overnight charges: .10 cents a horse; .50 cents a man. Feed and coal were sold, water was free. Hands were hired, horses doctored here. Yard existed about 1890 to 1921. (1966)....

Historical Marker - Canyon.


Civil War Veterans Reunion

Celebrated annually in Canyon 1900-1910, these reunions were a focal point of social life. Each summer several thousand people arrived by horseback, train, buckboard, and covered wagon. Here they pitched tents and built fires to cook meals. Members of the "Stonewall Jackson" Confederate Veterans Cam....

Historical Marker - Canyon.


Palo Duro Canyon, Battle of -September 28, 1874

One of the most significant battles of 1874-75 Indian campaign; columns of troops converging from five directions harassed Indians on the Panhandle Plains for over six months. The 4th Cavalry under Colonel Ronald S. Mackenzie, moving north from Fort Concho, tracked a large band of Indians to their s....

Historical Marker - Canyon.


Carbon Methodist Church Building

Organized in 1890 by I. N. Reeves, the Carbon Methodist Church met in the section house of the Texas Central Railroad and a mercantile store until a sanctuary was erected in 1914. This structure was rebuilt in the 1920s after a fire. The building is an important example of the Craftsman style of arc....

Historical Marker - Carbon.


Pleasant Hill Baptist Church

Eight charter members met in the Old Pleasant Hill Schoolhouse in 1892 and organized the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. The congregation joined the regional Cisco Baptist Association in 1893 and organized a Sunday school the following year. Although the first church structure, built in 1905, was dest....

Historical Marker - Carbon Vicinity.



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