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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Langtry
Langtry, Texas and Vicinity
▶ Val Verde County (43) ▶ Crockett County (32) ▶ Edwards County (11) ▶ Kinney County (39) ▶ Sutton County (32) ▶ Terrell County (7)
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| Marked completion of Southern Pacific Railway. Eastern part originated in Texas in 1850s; then was rechartered 1870 by Texas Legislature as Galveston, Harrisburg & San Antonio Rwy., designed to join Houston and San Antonio to the Rio Grande. T. . . . — — Map (db m36447) HM|
|Humans are believed to have traveled through the remote and dramatic landscape near the confluence of the Pecos River and the Rio Grande for centuries. For years, the cliff across the river from this site was home to a pair of golden eagles, whose . . . — — Map (db m5821) HM|
|In 1896, Judge Roy Bean made national headlines with a unique boxing match held at this site. Robert James Fitzsimmons was to fight James J. Corbett, the heavyweight champion, but the Legislature had outlawed boxing in Texas. While promoters sought . . . — — Map (db m5802) HM|
| "Law West of the Pecos" Courtroom. Named for Judge Bean's idol, actress Lillie Langtry.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, 1965.
Lower marker This historic site is preserved for posterity by the State Department of Highways & Public . . . — — Map (db m26541) HM|
|Langtry was created in 1882, when the Galveston, Harrisburg & San Antonio Railroad, later known as Southern Pacific, signed a deed with the Torres family, who owned the land. The town, which provided water for locomotives, developed from a tent town . . . — — Map (db m5791) HM|
|Judge Roy Bean lived a life in which fiction became so intermingled with fact that he became a legend within his lifetime. Basis for his renown were the decisions which he reached in this building as the Law West of the Pecos. Court was held as . . . — — Map (db m5822) HM|
| A major tributary of the Rio Grande, the Pecos River was long a barrier to transportation, particularly across the deep gorge that once marked its joining with the Rio Grande. Construction of the first railroad bridge over the Pecos took place in . . . — — Map (db m36445) HM|
|Tennessee native Robert T. Hill (1858-1941) moved to Comanche, Texas at age 16 and developed an interest in Texas geology. Educated at Columbia University, he worked for the U.S. Geological Survey, the University of Texas and as State Geologist. . . . — — Map (db m5820) HM|
| Crossing the Pecos River Canyon was the last major obstacle the Southern Pacific Railroad faced in completing its southern transcontinental route linking New Orleans and San Francisco. As "Tunnel No. 2" was excavated on the west side of the canyon . . . — — Map (db m36442) HM|
|In the 1870-80s, brothers Cesario, Bernardo and Juan Torres were prominent west Texas citizens due to their irrigation work in the region. For work out west, Bernardo received land in Val Verde County at the Rio Grande - Pecos River confluence. His . . . — — Map (db m5801) HM|
|Born in 1868, England native William H. Dodd settled in Val Verde County by 1894, establishing a ranch and general merchandise store. He also served as postmaster, operating the post office from his store, which occupied this site for many years. . . . — — Map (db m5800) HM|