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Goodfellow Air Force Base in Tom Green County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Charles B. Metcalfe

18 May 1856 - 11 Dec 1941

 
 
Charles B. Metcalfe Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 9, 2014
1. Charles B. Metcalfe Marker
Inscription.

This gate marks the east entrance to Glenmore Hall, built by Charles B. Metcalfe as his residence in 1907, about one-quarter mile west of this marker. Metcalfe arrived in the Concho Valley in 1873 at age seventeen from his home in Tennessee. In 1900 he bought Glenmore Farm, 1,400 acres on the Concho River s.e. of San Angelo, where he raised produce and livestock. In later years much celebrated for his accomplishments, Metcalfe built dams, bridges, some of the area's first fences, and served on the Texas legislature during 1914-1918. Metcalfe sold at nominal cost a tract of the Glenmore estate to the U.S. Government in 1940 as part of an Army pilot training center, later named Goodfellow Air Force Base.
 
Erected by United States Air Force.
 
Location. 31° 25.755′ N, 100° 24.821′ W. Marker is in Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, in Tom Green County. Marker is at the intersection of Hornet Street and Scherz, on the right when traveling west on Hornet Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Goodfellow AFB TX 76908, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chaplain, Major General Robert Preston Taylor (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); BT-13A Valiant
Charles B. Metcalfe Marker and Gate image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 9, 2014
2. Charles B. Metcalfe Marker and Gate
(about 700 feet away); T-28A Trojan (approx. 0.2 miles away); RQ-1K Predator (approx. 0.3 miles away); EC-47 ARDF Operations in Southeast Asia (approx. 0.3 miles away); Goodfellow Field (approx. 0.4 miles away); T-6G Texan (approx. 0.4 miles away); TB-25N Mitchell (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Goodfellow Air Force Base.
 
More about this marker. Access is restricted since marker is on an active United States Air Force base.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. Charles B. Metcalfe Bio. (Submitted on February 17, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. The Battle Lost and Won. (Submitted on February 17, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 17, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 311 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 17, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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