Category Archives: Callahan County

How Frederick Hurten Rhead’s ‘Virginia Rose’ went from Cross Plains, Texas to Taylor, Mississippi: “Thank you, Miss Mozelle”

It gets easier, as we get older It gets easier to say, “not today” And it gets easier, as we get older To say, “go away, not today” Willie Nelson, It Gets Easier, 2017 You know what I love most … Continue reading

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Belle Plain revisited

Belle Plain was located six miles southeast of Baird in Callahan County, and was established in 1876.  It was the first county seat of Callahan County, and in addition to the stone jail, had several stores, saloons, fraternal lodges, lawyers, … Continue reading

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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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