Monthly Archives: December 2011

Train Stations: Baird, Throckmorton, and Graham

The Texas and Pacific (known as the T & P throughout Texas) built its first station in Baird in 1881, with the construction of the original train depot pictured here.  Two story depots were not common in Texas’ small towns … Continue reading

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Belle Plaine Cemetery

Belle Plaine  (or Belle Plain, depending on which reference one uses) was established in Callahan County in 1876.  It is speculated that it was named after the first child born there, Katie Belle Magee.  The  earliest marked grave in the … Continue reading

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Rock ruins on an Albany hillside

This house was visible from the old Albany jail, Shackelford County, Texas.  I can’t turn up any information about it.  It appears similar to many of the early structures in this area, but given the lack of information about it, … Continue reading

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Through-truss bridge on the Clear Fork of the Brazos River near Eliasville, Texas

This steel girder bridge was built in 1928, spanning the Clear Fork of the Brazos River in Young County.  It sits a few miles east of the town of Eliasville. The design is a “pass through truss” and the length … Continue reading

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Iron Cemetery Fences

This style of iron fencing is known as bow and picket.  It is a combination design constructed with a picket under an arched piece (the bow), connected by horizontal rails.  The post is called a square or solid post.  This … Continue reading

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Starting Over: Texas Road Trip December 2011

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