Stone Dam at Allen Station
In 1912, the railroads needed more water, and a larger dam was constructed just to the south on Cottonwood Creek, submerging this dam. In the 1960’s, the 1912 dam was breached, majestically revealing the original 1874 dam.
This railroad water reservoir dam is thought to be the only one left in the United States. The citizens of Allen are proud of the role Allen Station played in the development of North Texas.
Erected 2002 by Allen Heritage Guild.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Allen Cemetery (approx. 1.1 miles away); Texas Electric Railway Station (approx. 7.1 miles away); First Christian Church of Plano (approx. 7.1 miles away); Blewett Cemetery (approx. 11.2 miles away); First Baptist Church of Richardson (approx. 11.3 miles away); McKamy Spring (approx. 12.8 miles away); Frankford (approx. 12.8 miles away); First Baptist Church, Hebron (approx. 12.8 miles away).
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 14, 2011, by Mark Reynolds of Allen, Texas. This page has been viewed 2,792 times since then and 81 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 14, 2011, by Mark Reynolds of Allen, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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