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Near Mingus in Erath County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Site of Hotel Knox and Thurber Mining Office

 
 
Site of Hotel Knox and Thurber Mining Office Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, September 8, 2016
1. Site of Hotel Knox and Thurber Mining Office Marker
Inscription.  The Texas and Pacific Coal Company built the first-class Hotel Knox about 1895. In addition to serving out-of-town guests, it was a social center in Thurber and home to many of the town’s white collar workers, including store clerks and staff of the adjacent mining office where general manager William Knox Gordon maintained his headquarters. The Hotel Knox burned in 1907 and was replaced by the Plummer Hotel. Although the town was dismantled in the 1930s, ruins of the mining office were still visible decades later.
 
Erected 1995 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4814.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1895.
 
Location. 32° 30.461′ N, 98° 25.073′ W. Marker is near Mingus, Texas, in Erath County. Marker is on State Highway 108 0.1 miles north of Interstate 20, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mingus TX 76463, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thurber (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Evolution of an Oil Company (about 600 feet
Marker at Site of Hotel Knox image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, September 8, 2016
2. Marker at Site of Hotel Knox
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away); New York Hill (approx. ¼ mile away); Thurber Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away); St. Barbara's Catholic Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Site of Thurber's First Coal Mine (approx. ¼ mile away); Site of Thurber Brick Plant (approx. ¼ mile away); Whitehead Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mingus.
 
View to Southeast towards Interstate 20 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, September 8, 2016
3. View to Southeast towards Interstate 20
Site of Thurber Mining Office is to left of marker
Ruins of the building foundation may be viewed from the fence
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 6, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 6, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 252 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 6, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.

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