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Marshal Peter Monroe Solomon

 
 
Marshal Peter Monroe Solomon Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kayla Harper, July 6, 2020
1. Marshal Peter Monroe Solomon Marker
Inscription.  

This was the site of the Valley View Station, a stop on the Interurban Train Line between Lancaster and Waco. On November 2, 1912, Lancaster City Marshal Peter (P.M.) Solomon and Deputy Tom Ellis boarded a southbound Interurban Train in Lancaster after being summoned by the conductor in reference to a drunken passenger. Once the train started, the drunk became unruly and was arrested by Solomon. The three exited the train at the Valley View Station to catch a northbound train back to Lancaster. As Marshal Solomon stepped out to flag down the northbound train with his hat, he was struck by the train and killed. Marshal Solomon was 56 years old at the time and had been Night Watchman for several years before being appointed City Marshal.
 
Erected by Lancaster Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Law Enforcement.
 
Location. 32° 34.755′ N, 96° 45.38′ W. Marker is in Lancaster, Texas, in Dallas County. Marker is on South Dallas Avenue, on the left when traveling north
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. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 113 Red Oak Road, Lancaster TX 75146, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Edgewood Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); Lancaster Education (approx. 0.7 miles away); W. A. Strain Home (approx. 0.7 miles away); First United Methodist Church of Lancaster (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Town of Lancaster (approx. 0.9 miles away); Site of Confederate Arms Factory (approx. 0.9 miles away); First Presbyterian Church, U.S. of Lancaster (approx. one mile away); Former Site of The Head House (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lancaster.
 
Marshal Peter Monroe Solomon Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kayla Harper, July 6, 2020
2. Marshal Peter Monroe Solomon Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 11, 2020, by Kayla Harper of Dallas, Texas. This page has been viewed 120 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 11, 2020, by Kayla Harper of Dallas, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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