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Canyon in Randall County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Civil War Veterans Reunions

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, November 18, 2015
1. Civil War Veterans Reunions Marker
Inscription. Celebrated annually in Canyon 1900-1910, these reunions were a focal point of social life.

Each summer several thousand people arrived by horseback, train, buckboard, and covered wagon. Here they pitched tents and built fires to cook meals.

Members of the "Stonewall Jackson" Confederate Veterans Camp exchanged tales with many other veterans of both North and South. Politicians delivered patriotic speeches; families saw balloon ascensions, attended farm and garden shows and ball games as well as contests in bulldogging and bronco busting.
 
Erected 1970 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 895.)
 
Location. 34° 58.337′ N, 101° 55.433′ W. Marker is in Canyon, Texas, in Randall County. Marker is on 19th Street south of Creekmere Drive, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Canyon TX 79015, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of Conner Dugout (approx. mile away); Site of Wagon Yard (approx. half a mile away); First Methodist Church (approx. half a mile away); "The Canyon News" (approx.
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By Bill Kirchner, November 18, 2015
2. Civil War Veterans Reunions Marker
half a mile away); Mary E. Hudspeth House (approx. half a mile away); First Baptist Church (approx. half a mile away); The Smith Building (approx. half a mile away); Randall County Courthouse (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Canyon.
 
Categories. Fraternal or Sororal OrganizationsWar, US Civil
 
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By Bill Kirchner, November 18, 2015
3. Civil War Veterans Reunions Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 8, 2015, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 178 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 8, 2015, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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