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Near Belton in Bell County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway Planing Mill

 
 
Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway Planing Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, February 2, 2008
1. Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway Planing Mill Marker
Inscription. Built in 1912 at the Santa Fe rail yards in Temple, this planing mill was part of a complex of buildings that housed repair facilities for the railroad. Workers at the mill manufactured replacement parts for wooden elements of the Santa Fe's boxcars and early wooden passenger cars. Heavy timbers used in the building's construction were assembled in such a manner to handle the pounding of heavy machinery inside. In use until the late 1940s, the mill was moved to this location in 1989 to save it from demolition. Although no longer sited along the railroad route, it still serves as a reminder of the significant role the Santa Fe played in the industrial development of Bell County.
 
Erected 2001 by the Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 12575.)
 
Location. 30° 59.81′ N, 97° 29.803′ W. Marker is near Belton, Texas, in Bell County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of I-35 Frontage Rd and Tahuaya Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Belton TX 76513, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Little River Fort (approx. 0.6 miles away); Bell County (approx. 0.6 miles away); Wilson Van Dyke
Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway Planing Mill image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, February 2, 2008
2. Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway Planing Mill
(approx. 1.7 miles away); Fowler House (approx. 3.4 miles away); West Salado Cemetery (approx. 3.6 miles away); M. H. Denman Cabin (approx. 3.9 miles away); Salado Church of Christ (approx. 4 miles away); Home of Wellborn Barton (approx. 4.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Belton.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 31, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,143 times since then and 80 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 31, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
 
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