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Near Sheffield in Crockett County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Bakery

 
 
Bakery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, July 2, 2022
1. Bakery Marker
Inscription.  The bakery was a stone and adobe building with a large oven that measured approximately 12 feet wide and 11-feet deep. The fort's baker, also a soldier, was responsible for providing the daily ration of bread for an average of 130 men. In 1860, Inspector General Joseph Mansfield reported that the baker was excellent and his bread was of the highest quality.

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The Baker Was Excellent
The bread was first quality, reported Mansfield in his inspection during 1860.

Images: CG Prismith; illustration: Howell Colsas

 
Erected by Fort Lancaster State Historic Site.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Forts and Castles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1860.
 
Location. 30° 39.951′ N, 101° 41.816′ W. Marker is near Sheffield, Texas, in Crockett County. Marker can be reached from Fort Lancaster Road, half a mile north of Vera Cruz. The marker is located in the southwest section of the fort. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 629 Fort Lancaster Road, Sheffield TX 79781, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
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walking distance of this marker. Kitchen and Mess Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Laundresses (within shouting distance of this marker); Company H Barracks (within shouting distance of this marker); Ruins of Fort Lancaster (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battle at Fort Lancaster (about 300 feet away); Commanding Officer's Quarters (about 400 feet away); 'Quarter-Master' (about 400 feet away); Officer's Quarters (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sheffield.
 
More about this marker. The ruins of the fort and the markers are located on the grounds of the Fort Lancaster State Historic Site which requires a small entrance fee to access.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Lancaster State Historic Site. Texas Historical Commission (Submitted on July 13, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
The Bakery ruins and the Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, July 2, 2022
2. The Bakery ruins and the Marker
The view of the Bakery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, July 2, 2022
3. The view of the Bakery Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 13, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 13, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 77 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 13, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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