Near Mingus in Erath County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
St. Barbara's Catholic Church
Erected 1995 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4438.)
Location. 32° 30.268′ N, 98° 24.959′ W. Marker is near Mingus, Texas, in Erath County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of State Highway 108 and County Road 107, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mingus TX 76463, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. New York Hill (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of Thurber's First Coal Mine (about 400 feet away); Site of Thurber Brick Plant (about 400 feet away); Whitehead Cemetery Thurber (approx. ¼ mile away); Evolution of an Oil Company (approx. ¼ mile away); Site of Hotel Knox and Thurber Mining Office (approx. ¼ mile away); Thurber Cemetery (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mingus.
1. Thurber Miner's House
From the sign mounted on the building:
This house cost $200 - $300 to build and rented for $6 a month. It is of box-type construction with rooms a standard 14’x14’. Houses were usually painted red, green or yellow. Typical of this house was a “bracket flue” chimney, where the brickwork set on seven foot tall 2 x 10 wood planks. Many homes had several boarders who slept in one room and paid $18 a month for bed, board and laundry. When Thurber was torn down, this house sold for $50, buyer move it. Many of these old houses are still seen throughout the countryside; in use as barns or storage.
— Submitted February 4, 2018, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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Credits. This page was last revised on February 4, 2018. This page originally submitted on February 4, 2018, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 79 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 4, 2018, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.