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

Site of Comstock-Ozona Stage Stand

 
 
Site of Comstock-Ozona Stage Stand Marker image. Click for full size.
By William F Haenn, November 30, 2014
1. Site of Comstock-Ozona Stage Stand Marker
Inscription.  Flagstone ruins nearby mark site of early 1900s stage stand, first stop on passenger and mail line connecting Ozona with Southern Pacific railhead at Comstock — 80 miles distant.

When stage pulled in about 8:30 A.M. (having left Ozona at 5:00) agent had fresh horses in harness for next 20-mile run.

Agent's family lived in tent with a flagstone floor. Other structures here were rock pens for a pig and cow and probably a corral for horses. Automobile replaced stage about 1914, but wagon ruts are still visible.
 
Erected 1972 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 4758.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRoads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the San Antonio-El Paso Road series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1914.
 
Location. 30° 28.157′ N, 101° 7.631′ W. Marker is near Ozona, Texas, in Crockett County. Marker is on State Highway 163, 18.1 miles south of Interstate 10, on the right when traveling north. Texas Highway
Comstock-Ozona Stage Stand Marker site image. Click for full size.
By William F Haenn, November 30, 2014
2. Comstock-Ozona Stage Stand Marker site
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163 follows the trace of the San Antonio-El Paso Military Road built in the summer of 1849 by the U.S. Army. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ozona TX 76943, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Deaton stage at Baker's Crossing of the Devil's River image. Click for full size.
1880s
3. Deaton stage at Baker's Crossing of the Devil's River
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 2, 2014, by William F Haenn of Fort Clark (Brackettville), Texas. This page has been viewed 522 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 2, 2014, by William F Haenn of Fort Clark (Brackettville), Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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