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By Duane Hall, July 13, 2016
Anti-Tuberculosis Colony No. 1 Marker
Texas (Tom Green County), Carlsbad — 12228 — Anti-Tuberculosis Colony No. 1 — (McKnight State Tuberculosis Hospital)
In 1911 the Texas legislature passed a law calling for the establishment of state institutions for the treatment of tuberculosis. Founded across the highway in 1912, the Anti-Tuberculosis Colony No. 1 opened with facilities for 57 patients on a . . . — Map (db m95924) HM
Texas (Tom Green County), Christoval — 849 — Christoval
Frontiersmen began to immigrate into the South Concho Valley in 1870s, locating along the “Toe Nail” trail from Fort McKavett to Fort Concho. By mid-1880s the settlement began to develop and a Union church was organized. The South Concho . . . — Map (db m115963) HM
Texas (Tom Green County), Christoval — 850 — Christoval Baptist Church
Settlement of this area began in the 1860s and increased in the 1870s and 1880s following the establishment of Fort Concho in nearby San Angelo. The town of Christoval began to develop by 1885. The South Concho Baptist congregation was . . . — Map (db m115962) HM
Texas (Tom Green County), Christoval — 12229 — Christoval United Methodist Church
According to local history, Christoval Methodists, Baptists, and Cumberland Presbyterians assembled for worship services in the Cumberland Presbyterian church building before 1910. Circuit riders from the three denominations preached on alternate . . . — Map (db m115961) HM
Texas (Tom Green County), Christoval — Confederate Reunion Grounds — Christoval
Along the banks of the South Concho River, Confederate veterans of the War Between the States (1861-1865) gathered in reunion beginning in 1902. They were members of the United Confederate Veterans Colorado—Concho Confederate Reunion . . . — Map (db m115960) HM
Texas (Tom Green County), Christoval — Historic Roadside Park
The picnic area on US 277 in Tom Green County is an early roadside park developed by the Texas Highway Department -- now Texas Dep't of Transportation. This 1935 park accommodated motorists attending Texas Centennial events in 1936. It was . . . — Map (db m104049) HM
Texas (Tom Green County), Goodfellow Air Force Base — BT-13A Valiant — Dedicated 15 February 1994
Span: 42 Feet • Speed: 140 MPH Length: 29 Feet • Ceiling: 16,500 Feet Cost: $20,000 • Engine: 1 Pratt & Whitney R-985 Manufactured by Vultee, the BT-13 Valiant almost completely dominated the AAF Basic Pilot Training program during WWII. Called . . . — Map (db m12029) HM
Texas (Tom Green County), Goodfellow Air Force Base — Chaplain, Major General Robert Preston Taylor — U.S. Air Force Chief of Chaplains — September 1962 - August 1966
Chaplain Taylor was born in Henderson, Texas, in 1909. He received a bachelor of arts degree from Baylor University, Waco, Texas, in 1933; a master of theology degree from Baylor University, in 1936; and a doctor of theology degree from . . . — Map (db m71826) HM
Texas (Tom Green County), Goodfellow Air Force Base — Charles B. Metcalfe — 18 May 1856 - 11 Dec 1941
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 . . . — Map (db m71801) HM
Texas (Tom Green County), Goodfellow Air Force Base — EC-47 ARDF Operations in Southeast Asia
The aircraft on display is actually a C-47A, serial number 42-108866, but painted and marked to depict an EC-47Q, serial number 43-15204 assigned to the 361st TEWS and 6994th SS in Southeast Asia during 1974. Dedicated to the Silent Warriors . . . — Map (db m71799) HM
Texas (Tom Green County), Goodfellow Air Force Base — Goodfellow Field — 1941
In commemoration of Lieutenant John J. Goodfellow, Jr. who died in aerial combat Sept. 14th 1918 near Metz, France while serving with the A.E.F. — Map (db m71797) HM
Texas (Tom Green County), Goodfellow Air Force Base — RF-4C Phantom II
This reconnaissance aircraft honors the aircrews and imagery interpreters who since World War I, have provided photo imagery intelligence for U.S. fighting forces. As the training center for imagery analysis, Goodfellow Air Force Base has played . . . — Map (db m71784) HM
Texas (Tom Green County), Goodfellow Air Force Base — RF-4C Phantom II — Dedicated 27 July 1990
Span: 38 feet • Speed: 1,384 mph Length: 62 feet • Ceiling: 55,200 feet Cost: $1,900,000 • Engine: 2 GE J-79 In the early 1960s the USAF developed the RF-4C out of the F-4 Phantom II fighter to reinforce the RF-101 in its tactical . . . — Map (db m71785) HM
Texas (Tom Green County), Goodfellow Air Force Base — RQ-1K Predator — Dedicated 27 May 2009
Span: 48.7 feet • Speed: 70-135 mph Length: 27 feet • Ceiling: 25,000 feet Cost: $1 million • Engine: Four-cylinder Rotax 914F The aircraft on display is the RQ-1K Predator, SN 95-3013. It is a medium-altitude, long-endurance, . . . — Map (db m71828) HM
Texas (Tom Green County), Goodfellow Air Force Base — RQ-4A Global Hawk — Displayed - 9 February 2012
Wingspan: 116.2 ft • Length: 44.4 ft Speed: 400 mph • Range: 1,300+ miles Ceiling: 65,000 ft • Cost: $35 million Northrup Grumman developed the RQ-4 Global Hawk in response to a Department of Defense requirement for a high-altitude . . . — Map (db m71771) HM
Texas (Tom Green County), Goodfellow Air Force Base — T-28A Trojan — Dedicated 30 June 1998
Span: 41 Feet • Speed: 283 MPH Length: 32 Feet • Ceiling: 25,200 Feet Cost: $123,000 • Engine: 1 Wright R-1300 From 1950 to 1957 North American Aviation manufactured 1,948 Trojans to replace the T-6 trainer, delivering the "A" Model to the Air . . . — Map (db m12026) HM
Texas (Tom Green County), Goodfellow Air Force Base — T-6G Texan — Displayed 14 April 2005
Wingspan: 42' 0" • Max. Speed: 205 mph Length: 29' 6" • Service Ceiling: 23,200' Cost: $27,000 • Engine: P&W R-1340 w/600 hp North American Aviation manufactured more than 15,000 "Texans" before production ceased in the early 1950's. . . . — Map (db m71788) HM
Texas (Tom Green County), Goodfellow Air Force Base — TB-25N Mitchell — Dedicated 11 November 1983
Span: 68 Feet • Speed: 275 MPH Length: 53 Feet • Ceiling: 25,000 Feet Cost: $96,000 • Engine: 2 Wright R-2600 Named for air power advocate Gen Billy Mitchell, the North American B-25 medium bomber entered service in 1941. The first aircraft to . . . — Map (db m12033) HM
Texas (Tom Green County), Grape Creek — 15503 — Butterfield Stage Station at Grape Creek
An early stagecoach stop near here provided the foundation for a frontier community. In the mid-19th century, stage lines were a primary means of moving people, mail and supplies through the region. John Butterfield, president of the Overland Mail . . . — Map (db m95950) HM
Texas (Tom Green County), Knickerbocker — 2963 — Knickerbocker
Attracted by irrigable land and the available water supply in Dove Creek, farmers, sheepmen, and cattlemen came to this area in the 1870s. First to arrive were the Baze brothers, who dug an irrigation ditch in 1875 to grow melons and hay for nearby . . . — Map (db m116066) HM
Texas (Tom Green County), Knickerbocker — 2964 — Knickerbocker Schools
Education for children in southwestern Tom Green County was available at Knickerbocker schools as early as 1877. The Baze Subscription School, built by A.P. Baze (1833-1880) on his farm two miles north of Knickerbocker. Operated from 1877 to 1889, . . . — Map (db m116067) HM
Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — 1 East Twohig Avenue
City of San Angelo Texas Historic Landmark ——————— Exposed cast iron columns are part of the original structure built 1906 — Map (db m72004) HM
Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — 1592 — Ben Ficklin Cemetery — (Also known as Metcalfe-Spence Cemetery)
Replaced older burial plot at nearby settlement of Ben Ficklin, after flood of Aug. 24, 1882, washed away the town and inundated the cemetery, exposing many graves. Charles B. Metcalfe, nephew of Col. Francis C. Taylor, founder of Ben Ficklin, . . . — Map (db m116099) HM
Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — Blacksmith — San Angelo, Texas
Village Blacksmith Mural March 2003 Made possible by funds raised from the first West Texas Regional Domino Tournament. Originated, organized and chaired by Dal De Wees [Historical nature of mural is understood, however, it's . . . — Map (db m71927) HM
Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — Chadwick Building
Donated by M. Koenigheim for San Angelo's first school, this site later became the home of L. Schwartz & Co., a mercantile store. Local Architect Oscar Ruffini designed the structure, which was built by P.A. Williams in 1903. The San Angelo . . . — Map (db m72018) HM
Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — 810 — Charles B. Metcalfe — (May 18, 1856 - Dec. 10, 1941) — Tom Green County Statesman
Sponsor of 1918 measure to give Texas women right to vote. Born in Lawrence County, Tenn. Came to Texas 1872. Helped map town site of Ben Ficklin, first county seat, Tom Green County. Grew first bale of cotton and installed first . . . — Map (db m71967) HM
Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — City Hall
City of San Angelo Texas Historic Landmark — Map (db m71962) HM
Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — Construction of the Fort
Between 1867 and 1879, troops and civilian craftsmen, many being German stonemasons from Fredericksburg, Texas, erected six barracks, ten officers' quarters, several storehouses, six stables/corrals, a headquarters, hospital, schoolhouse/chapel, . . . — Map (db m72002) HM
Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — Crew of "Abbot 27"
In memory of the Crew of "Abbot 27," B-36J No. 52-2818, who perished on 25 May 1955 near Sterling City, Texas. Crewmembers were assigned to the 40th Bomb Squadron (Heavy), 6th Bombardment Wing, Walker AFB, Roswell, New Mexico. [B-36 . . . — Map (db m71969) HM WM
Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — Dr. Herbert A. Wardlaw Home
has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m72227) HM
Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — E. H. Danner
In recognition of forty years devoted to bringing better communications services to our country, the State of Texas and the citizens of San Angelo, including eleven years as president of GTE Southwest, and for his outstanding contributions to . . . — Map (db m72003) HM
Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — 3, 4, 5, 6 — Early Public Transportation in San Angelo — 1840 - 1930 — San Angelo's First Historic Mural
1840's Wagon Trains Arrive. The Butterfield Stagecoach Served San Angelo 1850's. Santa Fe Depot Built 1906 • Razed 1947 Chadbourn[e] & Fifth Street Corner Locomotive 503 "The Iron Horse" One of First To Serve San Angelo . . . — Map (db m71868) HM
Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — Elmer Kelton Memorial Mural — April 29, 1926 - August 22, 2009 — Stylle Read, Muralist
[Scenes of Kelton and his Western novel themes] [Novels include] Hot Iron • Donovan • Llano River • The Day The Cowboy Quit • The Good Old Boys • The Time It Never Rained • The Man Who Rode Midnight • The Wolf And The Buffalo • Slaughter • . . . — Map (db m72179) HM
Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — 1478 — Emmanuel Episcopal Church
First Episcopal services in area were at Ft. Concho, 1871. First parish church was built 1888 with aid from Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Baltimore, MD.

This edifice of 1929 has stones and bell from 1884 Tom Green Courthouse and garden wall . . . — Map (db m116728) HM

Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — 1821 — First Presbyterian Church
The Presbytery of Central Texas sent the Rev. J. H. Zivley to San Angelo in 1885 to organize a church here. Seven communicants met with Zivley in the Methodist church building and founded the Southern Presbyterian Church of San Angelo. They . . . — Map (db m71961) HM
Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — 1895 — First United Methodist Church of San Angelo
A product of 1870s religious zeal on this Indian-menaced frontier. After flood destroyed area's early community of Ben Ficklin (5 mi. s), closing its Sunday school, this church was organized and chartered by the West Texas Methodist Conference . . . — Map (db m71937) HM
Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — 1977 — Fort Concho
The center of a line of forts extending from the northeastern border of Texas to El Paso. Was also northern point of southern chain of forts extending to Rio Grande, thence along that river to its mouth. Established 1867 (at then junction of . . . — Map (db m29880) HM
Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — Fort Concho — 1867 - 1889 — Military District of the Pecos 1878
Dept. of Texas Federal Forts 1866 - 1890 Col. Ranald S. MacKenzie Col. Benjamin Grierson 1875-82 10th U.S. Cavalry [Regimental Crest] Lone Wolf • Victorio • Quanah Parker Cavalry Regiments 3, 4, 8, 9, 10 Infantry Regiments 10, . . . — Map (db m71890) HM WM
Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — Goodfellow Air Force Base — Serving The Nation Since 1940 — 1st. Lt. John J. Goodfellow Jr.
BT-13 1944-46 • AT-6 1944-54 B-25 1945, 54-58 3545th Pilot Training Wing 1945 • 1958 USAF Security Service School 1958 • 1978 3480th Technical Training Wing 1978 • 1985 Goodfellow Technical Training Center 1985 • 1993 . . . — Map (db m71905) HM
Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — H. C. Wendland Building
City of San Angelo Texas Historic Landmark — Map (db m72178) HM
Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — 2546 — Homesite of Mrs. Robert Massie (1867-1931) — Massie Club House
A dedicated member of the Methodist Church and a gifted teacher, Mrs. Massie was a humanitarian who worked to further education throughout her life. The former Mary Lee Payne, Mrs. Massie was born in Weimar [Texas], one of four children. She . . . — Map (db m72228) HM
Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — J. J. Rackley Building
Entered in the National Register of Historic Places 1983 City of San Angelo Texas Historic Landmark — Map (db m72174) HM
Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — 2801 — John R. ("Sarge") Nasworthy — (September 12, 1849 - November 4, 1924)
Colorful pioneer and Texas Ranger who helped to create civilization and institutions of West Texas. Owned ranch land on which today is situated Lake Nasworthy – first conservation lake in this area. Born in Georgia. Served 1864–1865 . . . — Map (db m116065) HM
Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — 2824 — John Yellott Rust — (June 4, 1867 - October 7, 1952)
President and General Manager, for more than 50 years, of San Angelo Telephone Company (first office near this site). Born to a prominent family at Leesburg, Virginia, Rust was educated there and in Maryland. He went to work at 16 digging post . . . — Map (db m71932) HM
Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — 1593 — Major Ben Ficklin, C.S.A. — (1827 - 1871)
Called Mystery Man of the Confederacy. Educated at Virginia Military Institute. At age 18 served as corporal in Mexican War. In 1850’s worked with stagecoach and mail lines from Missouri to San Francisco. Helped to start the Pony Express line in . . . — Map (db m116097) HM
Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — 3536 — Municipal Swimming Pool
In September 1936 a devastating flood swept down the South Concho River, inundating much of the city of San Angelo. Among the many properties lost or severely damaged were the city's parks and its public swimming pool. Plans were made to rebuild the . . . — Map (db m38751) HM
Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — Myers Drug
C. Russell Myers came to San Angelo in 1926 as manager of El Cos Drug, located at 26 S. Chadbourne. In 1934, Myers purchased the business and changed the name to Myers Drugs. The store moved to a new location at 22 S. Chadbourne in 1959. In . . . — Map (db m72019) HM
Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — O.C. Fisher Federal Building and United States Courthouse — 1911
Completed in 1911 and expanded in 1932, the O.C. Fisher Federal Building has continuously served the citizens of San Angelo and surrounding communities. This edifice was originally built to house the city's main post office and the U.S. District . . . — Map (db m71933) HM
Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — Orient-Santa Fe Freight Depot — Santa Fe Crossing Senior Center
City of San Angelo Texas Historic Landmark ——————— Historic Orient-Santa Fe Freight Depot San Angelo, Texas 1995 Remember these for their vision and diligence to preserving our past: . . . — Map (db m72020) HM
Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — 15218 — Orient-Santa Fe Passenger Depot
The Kansas City, Mexico, and Orient Railway Company (KCM&O) built this depot in 1909-10. The KCM&O was one of three connecting railroads promoted by mining and railroad entrepreneur Arthur E. Stilwell. The proposed rail system ran 1,600 miles . . . — Map (db m71889) HM
Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — 3875 — Original Tom Green County
On transcontinental trail of California Gold Rush. Until 1846 a part of Bexar Land District, Republic of Texas. Private tracts were surveyed as early as 1847. German Emigration Company colony (90 mi. SE) had grants here, but in 1840s found . . . — Map (db m71965) HM
Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — 4433 — Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Catholic priests visited the Concho River area in the 17th and 18th centuries, but modern Catholicism began after the founding of Fort Concho in 1867. Father Mathurin J. Pairier (1822?-1888) began visiting here in 1874. He cared for the . . . — Map (db m71936) HM
Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — San Angelo Army Air Field — 1942 - 1945 — 34th Training Group Bombardier School
Col. George M. Palmer Commander 1942-45 First training class 42-17 began Sept. 1942. Cadets came from Preflight schools at Ellington Field (Houston) and Santa Ana, Ca. During WWII the Santa Fe Orient Depot was the train station where many . . . — Map (db m71904) HM WM
Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — San Angelo Lodge No. 570, A.F.&A.M.
Has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior 1988 City of San Angelo Texas Historic Landmark — Map (db m72175) HM
Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — San Angelo National Bank Building
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m71930) HM
Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — 4664 — Sheep and Goat Industry
Spanish explorers introduced sheep to the southwest in the 1500s, and Spanish missions depended on the animals for food and clothing. The first Angora goats, known for the beauty and strength of their mohair, were brought to Texas in 1853 by Col. W. . . . — Map (db m96063) HM
Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — Site of Ben Ficklin
An early stage stand named in honor of Major Ben Ficklin, 1820 - 1870. A noted frontiersman, mail and stage contractor, who assisted in establishing the Pony Express. He carried the first message from the first governor of California to the governor . . . — Map (db m116101) HM
Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — South Chadbourne 200 Block Early 1900's — Extra Extra Read All About It
This Mural is a street scene from the early 1900's looking north down Chadbourne Street from the Concho Street [sic - Avenue] corner behind you. The building on the far left was the Ragsdale building which used to sit in this parking lot. . . . — Map (db m71929) HM
Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — The Butterfield or California Trail
The Butterfield or California Trail Established 1849 Crossed at this Point Marked by the Pocahontas Chapter D.A.R. 1928 — Map (db m96221) HM
Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — The Freeze Building — 18 West Concho Avenue
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior City of San Angelo Texas Historic Landmark — Map (db m72177) HM
Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — The Old Chicken Farm Art Center — Established 1971
Originally founded as a place for artists to live and produce artwork, the Old Chicken Farm Art Center flourished throughout the 70's & 80's and housed 22 studios and a bronze foundry in addition to Allen's Clay Studio. In 1991, the back half . . . — Map (db m72218) HM
Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — 5421 — The San Angelo Standard
In 1884 J. G. Murphy and W. A. Guthrie, co-workers at the "San Angelo Enterprise", bought the weekly newspaper operation and began the "Standard". The first four-page edition was published on May 3 of that year. Early stories included coverage . . . — Map (db m71954) HM
Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — 4611 — The Schwartz & Raas and San Angelo National Bank Building
These three Victorian commercial structures were built during the local economic boom of the 1880s. Among the earliest permanent buildings in San Angelo, they represent the early development of the city as the leading commercial center of the area. . . . — Map (db m38748) HM
Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — 5227 — The Tenth Cavalry
Following the Civil War, the United States Congress authorized the creation of six regiments of black U.S. Army troops. The Tenth Cavalry was organized in 1867 under the leadership of Col. Benjamin Grierson (1826-1911). The order creating black . . . — Map (db m29881) HM
Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — 11186 — Tom Green — Confederate General
[Side A] Led 5th Texas Cavalry Battle Val Verde in Arizona-New Mexico Campaign 1861 1862 Commanded "Cotton Clad" carrying cavalrymen dubbed "Horse Marines" in recapture Galveston January 1863. Made Brigadier General while leading . . . — Map (db m126723) HM
Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — Tom Green County
A part of the Miller and Fisher Grant in 1842 Created a County   March 13, 1874 Organized   January 5, 1875 Named in honor of General Thomas Green, 1814–1864 A veteran of San Jacinto Member of the Somervell Expedition . . . — Map (db m116100) HM
Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — Tom Green County Courthouse — County of Tom Green Organized 1875 — City of San Angelo Incorporated 1903
To the memory of the heroic pioneers of West Texas, this building is dedicated. Men's homage and their love shall never cease to follow them. ——————— Tom Green County Courthouse has been . . . — Map (db m71966) HM
Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — Veterans Memorial
Dedicated in memory of all veterans who served honorably in the Armed Forces of the United States of America [Veteran organization emblems] — Map (db m71968) WM
Texas (Tom Green County), Water Valley — 12237 — World War I Peace Monument
At the close of “The Great War,” the citizens of Water Valley wanted to honor those of their community who had served overseas. They were inspired by a small family monument erected on the eastern ridge of Mount McLaughlin in 1902. . . . — Map (db m96065) HM

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