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Old 12-31-2008, 08:51 PM   #1
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Challenge 2009 and beyond - Historical Marker Run

We've had some of the best pie in the state, even some of the best BBQ. We've ridden for FM roads and for some of the most beautiful Churches and Bridges in the state.

I pose a new challenge. Historical markers from 1 to ????

I had a link with all the locations and will try to find it again and post it up.

But in the mean time, who's up for it? I know some of you probably already have pics.

We needed another excuse to ride, right?

Here you can find a link that has a map and can click on each county for historical markers. However, the marker number listed here isn't the actual marker number. But it does have directions and maps. You can cross reference the name Here to get the actual number.

So here we go, in no particular order although I will try to keep them in numerical order. Also, where I can find it, the description will be a link to more details and maps from the 9key site.

Bandera Pass - Marker Number 293 - Bear on a bicycle



First United Methodist Church - Marker Number 1884 - dixonduke



Fort Smith - Santa Fe Trail - Marker Number 2016 - dixonduke



Goliad Tornado - Marker Number 2207 - Gilk51



Greenwood - Marker Number 2274 - Yeeha! Stephen



Harmonson Rancho - Marker Number 2384 - Tracker



Hunt Japonica Cemetery - Marker Number 2598 - Bear on a bicycle



Pecos River High Bridge - Marker Number 3975 - dixonduke



Third County Courthouse - Marker Number 4899 - Gilk51



Navarro County Courthouse - Marker Number 7236 - Gilk51



Pleasant Grove School & Cemetery - Marker Number 9017 - Tracker



Richardson's Bluff - Marker Number 10463 - Hoop



Fraser Brick Company - Marker Number 10858 - Tracker



Jefferson-Quitman Road - Marker Number 11321 - Tracker



Alameda Cemetery - Marker Number 11850 - Gilk51



Maypearl Cemetery - Marker Number 12557 - Gilk51



Clearwater Baptist Church - Marker Number 12925 - Tracker



Langtry - Marker Number 13174 - dixonduke

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Old 12-31-2008, 08:58 PM   #2
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Re: Challenge 2009 and beyond

FM roads in sequential order is already in progress.

We tried the TDCJ/prison challenge but everyone got their knickers in a bind over being detained or arrested.

We tried food - post your best BBQ for the year. I'm not sure we actually followed through on that one.

Historical markers will be tough to keep up with, but if you are willing to accept the responsibility and be the caretaker of the project I'm sure some folks will play along.
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Old 12-31-2008, 09:11 PM   #3
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Re: Challenge 2009 and beyond

busting my chops already.

and it's not even the new year...

I'll take ownership. I can put the images in my photobucket account and post on the initial thread.

Just a matter of people wanting to join in.
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Old 12-31-2008, 09:33 PM   #4
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Re: Challenge 2009 and beyond

Well then...

If you post it, they will come
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Old 12-31-2008, 10:20 PM   #5
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Re: Challenge 2009 and beyond

I think I just did.
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Old 12-31-2008, 10:34 PM   #6
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Re: Challenge 2009 and beyond

Just pics of the markers and not in order right? Or location of the marker as well? Sounds like a good excuse for a ride to me.
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Old 12-31-2008, 10:36 PM   #7
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Re: Challenge 2009 and beyond

sounds good to me too, but can I FOLLOW? Y'all know me....I get lost all the time! But I take good notes & even better pictures!
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Old 12-31-2008, 10:38 PM   #8
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Something like this?

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Old 12-31-2008, 10:39 PM   #9
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Re: Challenge 2009 and beyond

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sounds good to me too, but can I FOLLOW? Y'all know me....I get lost all the time! But I take good notes & even better pictures!
Getting lost might be an easy enough way to collect some though - just ride along and admire the scenery whichever way you are headed and keep an eye out for a "Historical Marker 1 Mile" sign (or similar) then stop and take a picture. They might even tell you where you're at so you can figure out how to get home.

So Mav - rules? Incentives? Pecking order?
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Old 12-31-2008, 10:48 PM   #10
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Something like this?

Very much like that. would like the bike in the pic as well if you have the opportunity.

I'll post this as a lead off.

No doubt Scott (M38A1) will post up about 400 of them.
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Old 12-31-2008, 11:05 PM   #11
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Getting lost might be an easy enough way to collect some though - just ride along and admire the scenery whichever way you are headed and keep an eye out for a "Historical Marker 1 Mile" sign (or similar) then stop and take a picture. They might even tell you where you're at so you can figure out how to get home.

So Mav - rules? Incentives? Pecking order?
Now why didn't I think of that? Squeak you're the MAN! (or WO-man as the case may be!)
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So Mav - rules? Incentives? Pecking order?
Rules? There has to be rules? Oh, how about this. Nothing happens with out a pic.

Incentives? Ummmmmm, you get to ride? ALOT!!!!!!!!!!!

Pecking order? Hmmmmm, I thought it was first come, first serve, but I'm not above favoritism.
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Does anybody know if there's a list of these signs and their locations?
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Here is a site. Take a while to load, but man oh man, there are A LOT Historical Markers on it. :link:

Pick your county on this clickable map :link:
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Oh.. and I am all for this!
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Old 01-01-2009, 12:13 AM   #16
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Re: Challenge 2009 and beyond

I recall reading somewhere there are over 10,000 markers in Texas.

Oh, here it is. The number is actually over 13,000.
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I recall reading somewhere there are over 10,000 markers in Texas.

Oh, here it is. The number is actually over 13,000.
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Very much like that. would like the bike in the pic as well if you have the opportunity.

I'll post this as a lead off.

No doubt Scott (M38A1) will post up about 400 of them.

Only 399 to go...
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Makes the FM game seem kind of small, doesn't it!
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Old 01-01-2009, 12:42 PM   #20
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Re: Challenge 2009 and beyond

You get a few of those around courthouses:



and cemeteries:



and one of my favorites (from the ride to find it):



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