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

Brooks Blacksmith Shop

 
 
Brooks Blacksmith Shop Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 28, 2014
1. Brooks Blacksmith Shop Marker
Inscription. The town of Meadow developed in the early 20th century, moving to meet the railroad in this location in 1917. In 1922, O.L. Puthuff built a blacksmith shop on this site. By that time, brothers Leslie and Herschel F. Brooks, Alabama natives, had moved to Meadow. World War I veterans, the brothers built and implemented water drilling equipment. Leslie wed Audrey Maddox, and her father, John, bought the shop in 1923. John and Leslie became partners in the three-generation Brooks Blacksmith Shop. In the mid-1950s, Leslie's two older sons took over the business. The shop, which closed in 1996, provided vital services to area farms and ranches, and was a social gathering place for Meadow residents.
 
Erected 2004 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 12995.)
 
Location. 33° 20.231′ N, 102° 12.421′ W. Marker is in Meadow, Texas, in Terry County. Marker is on Sonny Curtis Street 0.1 miles south of Mitchell Street, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Meadow TX 79345, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Meadow Depot (within shouting distance of this marker); Meadow United Methodist Church
Brooks Blacksmith Shop Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 28, 2014
2. Brooks Blacksmith Shop Marker
(approx. mile away); Route of Nolan Expedition (approx. 3 miles away); Site of Primrose School (approx. 4.9 miles away); Ropesville Cemetery (approx. 5.5 miles away); Ropesville Resettlement Project (approx. 5.9 miles away); Site of Joe T. and Laura Hamilton Home (approx. 10.6 miles away); Brownfield Cemetery (approx. 11.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Meadow.
 
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Brooks Blacksmith Shop image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 28, 2014
3. Brooks Blacksmith Shop
Brooks Blacksmith Shop (on right) Meadow Depot (center) image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 28, 2014
4. Brooks Blacksmith Shop (on right) Meadow Depot (center)
 
 
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