In 1911 the Texas legislature passed a law calling for the establishment of state institutions for the treatment of tuberculosis. Founded across the highway in 1912, the Anti-Tuberculosis Colony No. 1 opened with facilities for 57 patients on a . . . — Map (db m95924) HM
Chaplain Taylor was born in Henderson, Texas, in 1909. He received a bachelor of arts degree from Baylor University, Waco, Texas, in 1933; a master of theology degree from Baylor University, in 1936; and a doctor of theology degree from . . . — Map (db m71826) HM
This gate marks the east entrance to Glenmore Hall, built by Charles B. Metcalfe as his residence in 1907, about one-quarter mile west of this marker. Metcalfe arrived in the Concho Valley in 1873 at age seventeen from his home in Tennessee. In . . . — Map (db m71801) HM
The aircraft on display is actually a C-47A, serial number 42-108866, but painted and marked to depict an EC-47Q, serial number 43-15204 assigned to the 361st TEWS and 6994th SS in Southeast Asia during 1974.
Dedicated to the Silent Warriors . . . — Map (db m71799) HM
This reconnaissance aircraft honors the aircrews and imagery interpreters who since World War I, have provided photo imagery intelligence for U.S. fighting forces. As the training center for imagery analysis, Goodfellow Air Force Base has played . . . — Map (db m71784) HM
Span: 38 feet • Speed: 1,384 mph
Length: 62 feet • Ceiling: 55,200 feet
Cost: $1,900,000 • Engine: 2 GE J-79
In the early 1960s the USAF developed the RF-4C out of the F-4 Phantom II fighter to reinforce the RF-101 in its tactical . . . — Map (db m71785) HM
Span: 48.7 feet • Speed: 70-135 mph
Length: 27 feet • Ceiling: 25,000 feet
Cost: $1 million • Engine: Four-cylinder Rotax 914F
The aircraft on display is the RQ-1K Predator, SN 95-3013. It is a medium-altitude, long-endurance, . . . — Map (db m71828) HM
Wingspan: 116.2 ft • Length: 44.4 ft
Speed: 400 mph • Range: 1,300+ miles
Ceiling: 65,000 ft • Cost: $35 million
Northrup Grumman developed the RQ-4 Global Hawk in response to a Department of Defense requirement for a high-altitude . . . — Map (db m71771) HM
Span: 41 Feet • Speed: 283 MPH Length: 32 Feet • Ceiling: 25,200 Feet Cost: $123,000 • Engine: 1 Wright R-1300 From 1950 to 1957 North American Aviation manufactured 1,948 Trojans to replace the T-6 trainer, delivering the "A" Model to the Air . . . — Map (db m12026) HM
Wingspan: 42' 0" • Max. Speed: 205 mph
Length: 29' 6" • Service Ceiling: 23,200'
Cost: $27,000 • Engine: P&W R-1340 w/600 hp
North American Aviation manufactured more than 15,000 "Texans" before production ceased in the early 1950's. . . . — Map (db m71788) HM
Span: 68 Feet • Speed: 275 MPH Length: 53 Feet • Ceiling: 25,000 Feet Cost: $96,000 • Engine: 2 Wright R-2600 Named for air power advocate Gen Billy Mitchell, the North American B-25 medium bomber entered service in 1941. The first aircraft to . . . — Map (db m12033) HM
An early stagecoach stop near here provided the foundation for a frontier community. In the mid-19th century, stage lines were a primary means of moving people, mail and supplies through the region. John Butterfield, president of the Overland Mail . . . — Map (db m95950) HM
Village Blacksmith Mural
Made possible by funds raised from the first West Texas Regional Domino Tournament.
Originated, organized and chaired by
Dal De Wees
[Historical nature of mural is understood, however, it's . . . — Map (db m71927) HM
Donated by M. Koenigheim for San Angelo's first school, this site later became the home of L. Schwartz & Co., a mercantile store. Local Architect Oscar Ruffini designed the structure, which was built by P.A. Williams in 1903. The San Angelo . . . — Map (db m72018) HM
Sponsor of 1918 measure to give Texas women right to vote.
Born in Lawrence County, Tenn. Came to Texas 1872. Helped map town site of Ben Ficklin, first county seat, Tom Green County.
Grew first bale of cotton and installed first . . . — Map (db m71967) HM
Between 1867 and 1879, troops and civilian craftsmen, many being German stonemasons from Fredericksburg, Texas, erected six barracks, ten officers' quarters, several storehouses, six stables/corrals, a headquarters, hospital, schoolhouse/chapel, . . . — Map (db m72002) HM
In memory of the Crew of "Abbot 27,"
B-36J No. 52-2818, who perished on
25 May 1955 near Sterling City, Texas.
Crewmembers were assigned to the 40th Bomb
Squadron (Heavy), 6th Bombardment Wing,
Walker AFB, Roswell, New Mexico.
[B-36 . . . — Map (db m71969) HM WM
In recognition of forty years devoted to bringing better communications services to our country, the State of Texas and the citizens of San Angelo, including eleven years as president of GTE Southwest, and for his outstanding contributions to . . . — Map (db m72003) HM
1840's Wagon Trains Arrive.
The Butterfield Stagecoach
Served San Angelo 1850's.
Santa Fe Depot
Built 1906 • Razed 1947
Chadbourn[e] & Fifth Street Corner
"The Iron Horse"
One of First To Serve
San Angelo . . . — Map (db m71868) HM
[Scenes of Kelton and his Western novel themes]
Hot Iron • Donovan • Llano River • The Day The Cowboy Quit • The Good Old Boys • The Time It Never Rained • The Man Who Rode Midnight • The Wolf And The Buffalo • Slaughter • . . . — Map (db m72179) HM
The Presbytery of Central Texas sent the Rev. J. H. Zivley to San Angelo in 1885 to organize a church here. Seven communicants met with Zivley in the Methodist church building and founded the Southern Presbyterian Church of San Angelo. They . . . — Map (db m71961) HM
A product of 1870s religious zeal on this Indian-menaced frontier. After flood destroyed area's early community of Ben Ficklin (5 mi. s), closing its Sunday school, this church was organized and chartered by the West Texas Methodist Conference . . . — Map (db m71937) HM
The center of a line of forts extending from the northeastern border of Texas to El Paso. Was also northern point of southern chain of forts extending to Rio Grande, thence along that river to its mouth. Established 1867 (at then junction of . . . — Map (db m29880) HM
A dedicated member of the Methodist Church and a gifted teacher, Mrs. Massie was a humanitarian who worked to further education throughout her life.
The former Mary Lee Payne, Mrs. Massie was born in Weimar [Texas], one of four children. She . . . — Map (db m72228) HM
President and General Manager, for more than 50 years, of San Angelo Telephone Company (first office near this site).
Born to a prominent family at Leesburg, Virginia, Rust was educated there and in Maryland. He went to work at 16 digging post . . . — Map (db m71932) HM
In September 1936 a devastating flood swept down the South Concho River, inundating much of the city of San Angelo. Among the many properties lost or severely damaged were the city's parks and its public swimming pool. Plans were made to rebuild the . . . — Map (db m38751) HM
C. Russell Myers came to San Angelo in 1926 as manager of El Cos Drug, located at 26 S. Chadbourne. In 1934, Myers purchased the business and changed the name to Myers Drugs. The store moved to a new location at 22 S. Chadbourne in 1959. In . . . — Map (db m72019) HM
Completed in 1911 and expanded in 1932, the O.C. Fisher Federal Building has continuously served the citizens of San Angelo and surrounding communities. This edifice was originally built to house the city's main post office and the U.S. District . . . — Map (db m71933) HM
Historic Orient-Santa Fe Freight Depot
San Angelo, Texas
Remember these for their vision and
diligence to preserving our past: . . . — Map (db m72020) HM
The Kansas City, Mexico, and Orient Railway Company (KCM&O) built this depot in 1909-10. The KCM&O was one of three connecting railroads promoted by mining and railroad entrepreneur Arthur E. Stilwell. The proposed rail system ran 1,600 miles . . . — Map (db m71889) HM
On transcontinental trail of California Gold Rush. Until 1846 a part of Bexar Land District, Republic of Texas. Private tracts were surveyed as early as 1847. German Emigration Company colony (90 mi. SE) had grants here, but in 1840s found . . . — Map (db m71965) HM
Catholic priests visited the Concho River area in the 17th and 18th centuries, but modern Catholicism began after the founding of Fort Concho in 1867. Father Mathurin J. Pairier (1822?-1888) began visiting here in 1874. He cared for the . . . — Map (db m71936) HM
Col. George M. Palmer
First training class 42-17 began Sept. 1942. Cadets came from Preflight schools at Ellington Field (Houston) and Santa Ana, Ca.
During WWII the Santa Fe Orient Depot was the train station where many . . . — Map (db m71904) HM WM
These three Victorian commercial structures were built during the local economic boom of the 1880s. Among the earliest permanent buildings in San Angelo, they represent the early development of the city as the leading commercial center of the area. . . . — Map (db m38748) HM
Spanish explorers introduced sheep to the southwest in the 1500s, and Spanish missions depended on the animals for food and clothing. The first Angora goats, known for the beauty and strength of their mohair, were brought to Texas in 1853 by Col . . . — Map (db m96063) HM
This Mural is a street scene from the early 1900's looking north down Chadbourne Street from the Concho Street [sic - Avenue] corner behind you.
The building on the far left was the Ragsdale building which used to sit in this parking lot. . . . — Map (db m71929) HM
Originally founded as a place for artists to live and produce artwork, the Old Chicken Farm Art Center flourished throughout the 70's & 80's and housed 22 studios and a bronze foundry in addition to Allen's Clay Studio.
In 1991, the back half . . . — Map (db m72218) HM
In 1884 J. G. Murphy and W. A. Guthrie, co-workers at the "San Angelo Enterprise", bought the weekly newspaper operation and began the "Standard". The first four-page edition was published on May 3 of that year. Early stories included coverage . . . — Map (db m71954) HM
Following the Civil War, the United States Congress authorized the creation of six regiments of black U.S. Army troops. The Tenth Cavalry was organized in 1867 under the leadership of Col. Benjamin Grierson (1826-1911). The order creating black . . . — Map (db m29881) HM
Led 5th Texas Cavalry Battle Val Verde
in Arizona-New Mexico Campaign 1861
1862 Commanded "Cotton Clad" carrying
cavalrymen dubbed "Horse Marines" in
recapture Galveston January 1863. Made
Brigadier General while leading . . . — Map (db m71964) HM
To the memory of the heroic
pioneers of West Texas,
this building is dedicated.
Men's homage and their love
shall never cease to follow them.
Tom Green County Courthouse
has been . . . — Map (db m71966) HM
At the close of “The Great War,” the citizens of Water Valley wanted to honor those of their community who had served overseas. They were inspired by a small family monument erected on the eastern ridge of Mount McLaughlin in 1902. . . . — Map (db m96065) HM