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Old 04-20-2016, 08:01 PM   #1
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Did a search and couldn't find anything like this and thought it would be cool to post photos of historical markers I come across. If you have any photos or want to take later and post them please do. I took a couple today and will post more this weekend.
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Old 04-20-2016, 08:02 PM   #2
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My wife wants me to stop at every "histerical marker", that is what I call them, but it would add hours to any trip we would take, but I have started stopping lately to satisfy her needs. She will definitely pay for this though!
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Old 04-20-2016, 08:07 PM   #4
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Old 04-20-2016, 08:10 PM   #5
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There was an iPhone app that had most of them I think I read most of them in my area and deleted it. I will see if I can find it.
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Old 04-20-2016, 08:12 PM   #6
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Was that you walking your dog by the one on Hwy. 380 between Decatur and Denton today?
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Old 04-20-2016, 08:33 PM   #7
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Was that you walking your dog by the one on Hwy. 380 between Decatur and Denton today?
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Old 04-20-2016, 09:26 PM   #8
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Old 04-20-2016, 09:29 PM   #9
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My wife wants me to stop at every "histerical marker", that is what I call them, but it would add hours to any trip we would take, but I have started stopping lately to satisfy her needs. She will definitely pay for this though!
I am the opposite . I want to stop at every one.

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Old 04-20-2016, 09:46 PM   #10
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Great great grandfather Schmidt in Fredricksburg
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Old 04-21-2016, 07:27 AM   #11
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There are some cool one in Brazoria Co. (Birthplace of TX)
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Why do you put "marker" in quotes. I thought thats what they are called. Am I wrong?
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Old 04-21-2016, 07:58 AM   #14
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I bought a book years ago, carried it in my truck while traveling. It's called Why not Stop. Great book with most of historical markers listed. Goes by county. Just look up county you're in and has a list of markers. Sure saves time wanting to stop, just look it up.
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Old 04-21-2016, 08:44 AM   #15
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" I bought a book years ago, carried it in my truck while traveling. It's called Why not Stop. Great book with most of historical markers listed. Goes by county. Just look up county you're in and has a list of markers. Sure saves time wanting to stop, just look it up."

I like this approach! I'm always curious but never enough to stop!

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Old 04-21-2016, 09:14 AM   #16
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My wife wants me to stop at every "histerical marker", that is what I call them, but it would add hours to any trip we would take, but I have started stopping lately to satisfy her needs. She will definitely pay for this though!
Just the opposite with us. I'm the one who pulls over to read historical markers while my wife drums her fingers and looks at her watch.

Here's one from my family. My great great grandparents Ralph and Sarah Parker came to Houston County from North Carolina in the 1850's. When their son Willis died they buried him on a few of their acres near Grapeland. There are several hundred of my extended kinfolk buried there now including my grandparents and my father.

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Old 04-21-2016, 09:20 AM   #17
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I used to have an app that would pop up the nearest marker on my phone based on GPS so I didn't have to pull over and read them all. Still pulled over for the good ones though.
Here is the last one I recall seeing.



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Old 04-21-2016, 09:22 AM   #18
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My GGFather & GGGFathers roll in helping gain Texas Independence.




Sampson Connell, Jr., along with his father, Sampson Connell, Sr., and his brother David Cook Connell delivered the last wagon load of supplies to the Alamo before it was attacked by the Mexican Army under the command of Santa Anna. The three also fought side by side in the “Battle of San Jacinto “, where Santa Anna was defeated, leading to Texas independence from Mexico. Following Texas winning its’ independence, Sampson Connell, Jr. received a conditional head right for 320 acres in Washington County from the Texas Republic for his efforts and patriotism. He later sold this and bought land in Milam County where he was known as a farmer and stockman.7 In 1863, Sampson Connell, Jr. enlisted in Captain Robert P. Ashford’s “Company B” of the 1st Regiment, 27th Brigade, Texas State Troopers (Volunteers), called into service for the Confederate States Provisional Army by order of H. R. Lubbock, Governor Magistrate of Texas. Sampson was later given a certificate of disability discharge. He then took an active part in the Civil War as a home guard.
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Old 04-21-2016, 09:24 AM   #19
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I do this with my son when I have the time
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Geographic center of texas, (sorta)

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Old 04-21-2016, 09:26 AM   #20
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I too am guilty of stopping and reading the historical markers along the way. Very fascinating history in our great state.
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Old 04-21-2016, 09:33 AM   #21
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I used to hunt a ranch that the actual geographical center is located on. It was neat to go up to the spot and say I had been there.
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Old 04-21-2016, 09:34 AM   #22
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There is an app for most phones that will show you a majority of the Historical Markers. On a recent trip back from brownwood turkey hunting I was driving and dad would look up the markers and start ready, learned some stuff I had no clue about.
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Old 04-21-2016, 09:35 AM   #23
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I used to hunt a ranch that the actual geographical center is located on. It was neat to go up to the spot and say I had been there.
That's where the sorta comes in. It does state on the sign it's actual location is on private property about 5 miles away. Still cool though.
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Old 04-21-2016, 10:02 AM   #24
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My Great Great Great Grandfathers. Over his grave at the 1st St Cemetery across from Fort Fisher in Waco




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This is the cemetery where most of my family is buried, and where my wife and I some day will be laid to rest. My son who went to be with the Lord in August of 2013 is here along with my dad, mom, grandfather and grandmother and many aunts, uncles, and cousins... Our family plot is just to the left of that little tabernacle. As a kid growing up and as a young adult, I have froze my tail off sitting under that tabernacle at funerals... It sits on top of a high hill in Cherokee County just Northeast of the thriving metropolis of Wells, Texas and the winter winds really whistle through there! Lot of memories in this little piece of Texas for me. When the family would gather for "work day" I've spent hours and hours in the summers with my cousins shooting wasp nests and dirt dauber nests under the roof of the tabernacle... It is indeed a beautiful spot for my bones to rest until the Lord sees fit to come and raise them up again in That Day...

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Old 04-21-2016, 02:02 PM   #26
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Anyone seen this one? It is NW of Llano about a mile from the "SBP" or my buddy's Sticker Burr Patch place.

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Old 04-21-2016, 05:53 PM   #27
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Anyone seen this one? It is NW of Llano about a mile from the "SBP" or my buddy's Sticker Burr Patch place.

Been by there countless times. Never stopped and read the marker. Thanks
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Old 04-21-2016, 05:57 PM   #28
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How the heck do you rotate pics for these threads?!! They display right until I post!!
I think it has to do with how you are holding your cell phone when you take the pic.
It definitely applies to my phone. If I rotate it 90* to the left from vertical, the pic will post correctly. If I take a pic with the phone vertical, the pic will be sideways when posted.
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Old 04-22-2016, 02:12 PM   #29
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Here's another one, from east-central Guadalupe County on Hwy 90 Alternate.

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Old 09-28-2016, 03:40 PM   #30
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Here is a good one
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Old 09-28-2016, 03:40 PM   #31
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Old 09-28-2016, 04:00 PM   #32
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my step-mother-in-law owns the Conrad welge house, I have heard this story several times. that is cool
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Old 09-28-2016, 04:05 PM   #33
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Marker Title: Cow Camp Massacre on Hondo Creek
City: Hondo
County: Medina
Year Marker Erected: 1994
Marker Location: 402 N - at North County Line). From Hondo, take 462 North about 19.5 miles to county line.
Marker Text: During the mid-1800s the Texas Hill Country was the site of many hostile encounters, some deadly, between pioneer immigrants whose permanent settlements ran counter to area Native Americans accustomed to unrestrained hunting and gathering. One such encounter occurred near this site on January 27, 1866. Three young men from the area, August Rothe, age 19, George Miller, age 16, and Hubert Weynand, age 12, left their homes near D'Hanis to recover stray livestock, an important task for area farmers and ranchers. They set up camp on Hondo Creek and began the "cow hunt." On the morning of the third day Rothe and Weynand were returning to camp when suddenly Miller appeared running toward them with eight Indians in pursuit. Unable to untie their horses in time to escape on horseback, both Rothe and Miller ran for their lives up a hill; Weynand attempted his escape on horseback. The encounter resulted in Miller's death, Weynand's capture, and Rothe's heroic escape. Weynand was never seen nor heard from again. A scouting party later found Miller's mutilated body but were unable to apprehend the attackers. Contemporary author A.J. Sowell wrote of these events in his book, "Early Settlers and Indian Fighters of Southwest Texas. 1994

August Rothe was my wife's great grand father. He had his last daughter at age 60 who was my wife's Grand mother

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Old 09-28-2016, 04:33 PM   #35
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Old 09-28-2016, 04:35 PM   #36
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Really neat! Where was this?
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Old 09-28-2016, 04:40 PM   #37
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Cool thread. Wish I had some. We used to stop as a family. Haven't done that in a while.


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Old 09-28-2016, 04:46 PM   #38
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I used to stop at all of them. Then while riding motorcycle around easy texas it appeared they were all about Davy crocket, Davy fought near here, Davy slept in hollow tree, piece of petrified Davy poo ect...still stop but not like I use to.
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Check out www.waymarking.com
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Old 10-13-2016, 07:37 PM   #41
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Lots of diapers was changed
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Old 10-13-2016, 08:24 PM   #43
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There wasn't TV back then obviously lol
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Try to get my GG Gf in tomorrow. Kind of graffic...
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Old 10-13-2016, 08:32 PM   #45
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I'm a historical marker dork...


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Old 10-13-2016, 08:45 PM   #46
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Growing up, my momma was a Texas history teacher.

We would take family weekend road trips. We would pick a direction, and drive that way until we ran out of gas, then we would start searching the local history and landmarks.

I've seen hundreds of them, gone down some sketchy roads to find them, had to pull vines and brush off some just to read, and I'm pretty sure momma has photographs of every one.

Here is a fun one I have on my phone :





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Old 10-13-2016, 09:52 PM   #48
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That's an odd one gummibear - apparently whoever was in charge of editing the inscriptions was on vacation that week.
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Yup!

That one is at Balmorhea (a super awesome place to visit)

There are some that are pretty bad.





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