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Denison in Grayson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Katy Park Rededication

Missouri-Kansas-Texas Lines

 
 
Katy Park Rededication Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 7, 2014
1. Katy Park Rededication Marker
Inscription.

This monument commemorates the restoration in the year 1985 of the original Katy Park, built in the early 1900's and honors the many dedicated Denisonians and others who made the achievement possible. Their names appear here along with these major benefactors:

[Names not transcribed]

M-K-T Railway Engine No. 15, with Engineer Pat Tobio, was first train ever to enter Texas from the north and arrived in Denison at 7:00 p.m. on December 29, 1872.
 
Erected by Concerned Citizens and Corporations.
 
Location. 33° 45.338′ N, 96° 32.095′ W. Marker is in Denison, Texas, in Grayson County. Marker is at the intersection of Houston Avenue (State Highway 120) and Main Street, on the right when traveling north on Houston Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is on the west grounds of the former Union Station passenger depot. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 East Main Street, Denison TX 75021, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad (a few steps from this marker); Signal Company Texas 36th Inf. Div. Veterans Memorial
Katy Park Rededication Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 7, 2014
2. Katy Park Rededication Marker
First train into Denison
(a few steps from this marker); North-South Railway Connection (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The E. M. Kohl Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Birthplace of President Dwight D. Eisenhower (approx. half a mile away); Texas Veterans Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Dwight David Eisenhower (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Denison.
 
Also see . . .
1. Red River Railroad Museum, Dension TX. (Submitted on April 7, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad. (Submitted on April 7, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Brief History of the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad Lines (Johnson). (Submitted on April 7, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Katy Park Rededication Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 7, 2014
3. Katy Park Rededication Marker
Former Workers
Katy Park Rededication Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 7, 2014
4. Katy Park Rededication Marker
Former Union Station in background
Former Union Station Passenger Depot image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 7, 2014
5. Former Union Station Passenger Depot
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 7, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 275 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 7, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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