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Menard in Menard County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Frisco Depot

 
 
Frisco Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gregory Walker, April 3, 2010
1. Frisco Depot Marker
Inscription. Seeking a rail line to speed marketing of their livestock, residents of this area in 1909 asked the Ft. Worth & Rio Grande Railroad, a branch of the Frisco System, to extend track from Brady (40 mi. NE) to Menardville. Ranchers donated right of way, while townspeople erected this depot and shortened the town's name to "Menard". Celebrations marked the arrival of the first train, Feb. 10, 1911, and completion of this mission revival station, July 4, 1911. The Santa Fe system later acquired the line. After rail service ended in 1972, this building became a historical museum.
 
Erected 1978 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2068.)
 
Location. 30° 55.447′ N, 99° 47.047′ W. Marker is in Menard, Texas, in Menard County. Marker is on Frisco Avenue (U.S. 83) north of U.S. 190, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Menard TX 76859, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Paso de la Santa Cruz (here, next to this marker); "The Ditch" (approx. half a mile away); Arroyo de Juan Lorenzo (approx. 0.8 miles away); Real Presidio de San Saba
Paso de la Santa Cruz and Frisco Depot markers in front of Frisco Depot image. Click for full size.
By Gregory Walker, April 3, 2010
2. Paso de la Santa Cruz and Frisco Depot markers in front of Frisco Depot
(approx. one mile away); Great Western Trail (approx. 1.5 miles away); Site of Mission Santa Cruz de San Saba (approx. 3 miles away); Pegleg Crossing on the San Saba (approx. 11.6 miles away).
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. This page has been viewed 589 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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