Blum in Hill County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Home Town of Old Gray Mare Composer
wife, Mollie, smuggled notes and quinine
past enemy in her hair Baileys' post
war shows still flew Confederate flag
1869 and afterwards, Gus and Mollie and
nine children headquartered circus in
Blum Owned show lots in 100 towns of
Texas. Ex-Confederates saw their circus
free Bailey wrote "Old Gray Mare Ain't
What She Used to Be" on eve of second
Manassas Battle, when mare spooked camp
by running thru with load of tin pans
A Memorial to Texans
who served the Confederacy
erected by the State of Texas, 1964
(Reverse Side of Marker)
"Lone Star Defenders" "Land of Texas"
"Bombardment and Battle of Galveston"
"Dick Dowling and the Davis Guards at
Sabine Pass" "The Ranger's Farewell"
"Baylor's Partisan Rangers" "Awake! to
Arms in Dixie!" "Capture of 17 of Co.
H, 4th Texas Cavalry" "My Texas Land"
"To the Beloved Memory of Maj. Gen. Tom
Green" "Lone Star Banner of the Free"
"The Gallant Second Texians"
Raid at Velasco" "The Texas Rangers at
the Battle of Chickamauga" "Terry's
Texas Rangers" "Hood's Texas Brigade"
"The Navasota Volunteers" "Song of the
Fifth Texas Regiment" "The Dying Texas
Soldier Boy" "Texians, to your Banner
Fly" "The Horse Marines at Galveston"
"O, He's Nothing But a Soldier"
"The Martyrs of Texas" "The Texas Sentinel
in Virginia" "An Old Texian's Appeal
Texas Troops marched also to such
southern favorites as "Dixie", "The
Yellow Rose of Texas", "The Bonny Blue
Flag" and "Mother Is the Battle Over?"
Erected 1964 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 2308.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • War, US Civil • Women. A significant historical year for this entry is 1869.
Location. 32° 8.543′ N, 97° 23.833′ W. Marker is in Blum, Texas, in Hill County. Marker is at the intersection of 4th Street (County Highway 67) and Avenue C (Farm to Market Road 933), on the right when traveling east on 4th Street. The marker is a pink granite marker located at the southeast corner of the intersection. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Blum TX 76627, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Blum Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Phillip NolanGrange Hall Cemetery (approx. 5.9 miles away); Rio Vista (approx. 6.4 miles away); Menefee Reunion (approx. 6½ miles away); Henry Briden Cabin (approx. 6½ miles away); Early Cattle Trade (approx. 6½ miles away); Huron (approx. 7.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Blum.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 26, 2022. It was originally submitted on March 26, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 120 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 26, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.