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

The Goldthwaite Eagle

 
 
The Goldthwaite Eagle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 6, 2015
1. The Goldthwaite Eagle Marker
Inscription. In 1885 William H. Thompson (1842-1896) started a weekly newspaper, “The Mountaineer”, which closed but was reestablished in 1894. He sold it in 1896 to R.M. Thompson, his nephew, who renamed it “The Goldthwaite Eagle”. At that time eagles still lived in the hills of Mills County. The paper was bought in 1920 by Dr. E.M. Wilson. It changed hands between the Wilson and Thompson families unti 1950, when Charlie T. Wilson sold it to H.R. Ekins. A merger with “The Mullin Enterprise” made it the county’s only newspaper. In 1971 Frank Bridges purchased “The Eagle” from Victor E. Koleber.
 
Erected 1977 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2199.)
 
Location. 31° 26.98′ N, 98° 34.126′ W. Marker is in Goldthwaite, Texas, in Mills County. Marker is at the intersection of Fisher Street (U.S. 183) and 5th Street, on the right when traveling north on Fisher Street. Click for map. Marker is mounted on building located at the northeast corner of the intersection. Marker is in this post office area: Goldthwaite TX 76844, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mills County Jail (within shouting distance of this marker); Mills County
The Goldthwaite Eagle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 6, 2015
2. The Goldthwaite Eagle Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Mills County Courthouse (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Old Town Well (about 300 feet away); Confederate Veterans Memorial of Mills County (about 300 feet away); Mills County State Bank (about 500 feet away); Dam and Well (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mills County World War II and Korea-Vietnam Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Goldthwaite.
 
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The Goldthwaite Eagle image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 6, 2015
3. The Goldthwaite Eagle
Located at the northeast corner of the intersection of Fisher St (US 183) and 5th St
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 171 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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