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
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 . . . — — Map (db m115963) HM
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
In 1898 or 1899, Mrs. W. A. Pringle began seeking those in the San Angelo area who might wish to join her family in worship in the Church of Christ tradition. Andrew Jackson McCarty of Austin held a revival in San Angelo in 1900, after which a small . . . — — Map (db m160881) HM
This memorial grove of oak trees and this tablet of bronze are affectionately dedicated to the memory of the patriotic ex-students of San Angelo College who lost their lives in World War II.
Robert Vance Bennett Norman G. Ogden
Herman L.E. . . . — — Map (db m210344) WM
On Nov. 23 1929, a group of Greek residents in San Angelo made the first attempt to organize the Greek community in the area by creating the "Hellenic Educational Society 'The Platon'" or "Platon Society." This society was intended to establish a . . . — — Map (db m128097) HM
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
Village Blacksmith Mural
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
This Catholic cemetery was created June 12, 1893. The first burial, that of Yrinia Buendia, took place within the month. Graves with earlier dates are transferred burials. A memorial altar and crucifixion scene were erected in 1960. A security . . . — — Map (db m201951) HM
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
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
In the 1880s, Jews were well established in the Concho Valley and met for religious observance although they did not have a formal building. By 1926, there were approx 35 Jewish families and individuals in San Angelo, and procedures to erect a . . . — — Map (db m128098) HM
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
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
Arrived in Texas in 1831.
Served in the Texas War for Independence
Member of Captain William J. E. Heard's
Company of Citizen Soldiers at
the Battle of San Jacinto
Died in 1894. — — Map (db m160871) HM
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
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
"The Iron Horse"
One of First To Serve
San Angelo . . . — — Map (db m71868) HM
Oscar (1856-1927) and Martha Geissler Eckert (1871-1934), both German immigrants to the U.S., purchased this lot in 1910. Oscar and his brother Henry built this residence, except for the brickwork, completing the . . . — — Map (db m160884) HM
[Scenes of Kelton and his Western novel themes]
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
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
San Angelo established the "New City Cemetery" here in 1893 on 22.5 acres. The first recorded burial was that of city alderman George Bond's wife, Elise, in 1893.
A cemetery association, formed in 1897, organized a volunteer women's auxiliary . . . — — Map (db m160873) HM
The first Baptist missionary efforts in this area began in 1881 with Dr. Owen C. Pope and the Rev. L. R. Millican, who became noted for their work on the Texas frontier. Although it is not known exactly when this congregation was organized, a . . . — — Map (db m128100) HM
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
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
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
The highest United States military decoration, the Medal of Honor, is awarded in the name of Congress for achievements above and beyond the call of duty. Although not representing the actual burials, these “In Memory Of” headstones . . . — — Map (db m152039) HM WM
From its inception, San Angelo, like most Texas towns, struggled with "separate but equal" schools for its citizens. Separate public education began in San Angelo in 1895. By 1906 the small school for Mexican American students was filled to capacity . . . — — Map (db m160874) HM
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
In 1910, following a revival service, a group of area residents organized Immanuel Baptist Church. The members started the church to serve Baptists in the rapidly-growing north section of San Angelo. The charter members met in a home before soon . . . — — Map (db m160883) HM
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 . . . — — Map (db m116065) HM
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
On April 21, 1942, the first Little Olympics began as a community service project organized by the San Angelo Kiwanis Club. The event let grade school-aged children prepare for and compete in an area track and field competition, otherwise not . . . — — Map (db m160886) HM
Called Mystery Man of the Confederacy. Educated at Virginia Military Institute. At age 18 served as corporal in Mexican War. In 1850s worked with stagecoach and mail lines from Missouri to San Francisco. Helped to start the Pony Express line in . . . — — Map (db m116097) HM
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
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
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
Historic Orient-Santa Fe Freight Depot
San Angelo, Texas
Remember these for their vision and
diligence to preserving our past: . . . — — Map (db m72020) HM
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
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
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
Col. George M. Palmer
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
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
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
In 1907 Dr. Boyd Cornick built 30 cottages here as part of his pioneer efforts in treatment of tuberculosis. Having previously recovered from the often-fatal disease, Cornick found that rest, a dry, warm climate, and proper diet were an . . . — — Map (db m160870) HM
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
In 1909, San Angelo had a population of 15,000 and no hospital to serve the needs of its people. That year the San Angelo Business Club, forerunner of the Chamber of Commerce, appealed to the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word of San Antonio . . . — — Map (db m128102) HM
This 132-foot-long Pratt through truss, fabricated in 1922 by the Virginia Bridge and Iron Co. of Roanoke, Virginia, was commissioned by the newly created State Highway Department of Texas.
Set on two limestone piers topped by concrete caps, it . . . — — Map (db m194534) HM
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
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
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
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
This building was completed in 1908 by a
group of pioneering investors of early
San Angelo. The leader was Colonel
C.C. Walsh, the president of San Angelo
Bank & Trust Company. They built a new
state-of-the-art bank unlike any in
west Texas . . . — — Map (db m194513) HM
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
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
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
In appreciation of the
pioneers who organized
Tom Green County in 1875,
comprising 12,500 sq. miles.
C.W. Delong W.S. Kelly
F.C. Taylor W.S. Veck
County seat transferred
from Ben . . . — — Map (db m194529) HM
Richard Franklin Tankersley was born June 23, 1828, in Georgia
and married Annie Allen of Aberdeen, Mississippi, in 1848. They moved to Texas and in 1864 established a home as ranchers on Spring Creek. Soon land in the area began to be sold for . . . — — Map (db m128096) HM
This congregation dates from summer 1929, when Czech-speaking Brethren families from Granger, Taylor and Rowena moved here. Early services were held in worshipers' homes. In fall 1929, an unused Methodist church in Wall became the place of worship. . . . — — Map (db m128099) HM
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