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Challenge 2009 and beyond - Historical Marker Run

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#53
Re: Challenge 2009 and beyond

No doubt Scott (M38A1) will post up about 400 of them. :lol2:
How 'bout a few more?

Alameda Cemetery


Bob's Oil Well


Center City Community


Curtis Airfield


Edwards County Courthouse


The Geographic Center of Tejas


Helena


Kimble County Courthouse


Kinney County Courthouse


Gunfight at the Lampassas Saloon


Judge Roy Bean/Langtry


Charles Lindbergh in Texas


London Post Office


Luckenbach


Pana Maria


Pecos River Bridge


Real County Courthouse


Refugio County Courthouse


Sam Houston's Grave


St. Matthews Church


Teacup Mountain


Trueue De Union


ValVerde Church


ValVerde County Courthouse


YO Ranch


Whew.... That ought to keep you busy.

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#55
Why has it taken me half a year to see this thread? :doh:

I'm in. I got a few photos, some with the bike in the pic.

I'll have to wait until I get back to Texas before I can post....still packing for the trip home.
 
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So we can post any historical markers we have? Are we keeping track of how many there are and how many are posted?
I believe Mavrick said he'd take control of the administration of this thread. As for ones we had, I just went through my archives and pulled them to a single folder.
 
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Marker 5465002556
Hood's Devil's River Fight - The men of Company G, a small unit of the U. S. 2nd cavalry, left Fort Mason on July 5, 1857, under the command of Lt. John Bell Hood (1831-1879), in pursuit of Comanche Indians in the vicinity. Traveling northwest, they discovered a fresh Indian trail leading southward toward Mexico. Crossing bluffs near the Devil's River on July 20, the men encountered an Indian camp on a ridge about two miles from the steam, marked by a white flag. Suspecting an ambush, Hood proceeded cautiously toward the ridge. A small band of Indians advanced to meet Hood's party. Then, throwing down the flag to signal their concealed allies, the Indians attacked. Outnumbered, and hampered by brush fires set by Indian women, the soldiers were forced into fierce hand-to-hand combat. They heard the loud cries of Comanche women through the smoke and dust, indicating an Indian retreat. Two cavalrymen, William Barry and Thomas Ryan, were killed, and five others, including Hood, were wounded. Later reports revealed that nineteen Indians were killed, and many more wounded. Hood and his men were later cited for valor in army reports. 1987)
 

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Palo Duro Canyon
Marker #: 5437003918
Year Dedicated: 1936
Size, type: 36' Centennial - Subject Marker (gray)



 
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I saw a Historical Markers Contest thread over on Dual Sport Riders of Louisiana and noticed one of the TWT members from east of the Sabine and Mississippi Rivers posting in the thread and thought I would post a link to it here. Doug did a great job as usual on the photos and the report.

Doug's Historical Markers

Here is a link to the all the photo threads in the contest/fund raiser...
Photo submissions

or to the entire Sub-Forum on the "Race to Historical Markers"
Race to Historical Markers - Sub-Forum
 
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