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You see them everywhere-on the sides of buildings, at waysides, bolted to rocks-outdoor signs that commemorate the history of an area. WARNING: There are already many historic marker categories restricted to geographic areas, particular subjects, or official lists. If the marker you are trying to Waymark fits in one of the existing categories, it is NOT allowed here. This category was conceived to fill the gaps these other categories miss. Click on "show additional information" before posting.
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Signs of HistoryBoles-Aiken Log Cabin -- Salado TX

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A Salado Historical Commission sign explains the significance of this 1850s-era cabin, on display near the civic center

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 7/17/2017

last visited: 3/15/2017

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Signs of HistorySite of Salado College -- Salado TX

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A DAR historic marker installed in 1935 at the site of Salado College, an important frontier-era educational institution.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 7/20/2017

last visited: 3/18/2017

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Signs of HistoryColonial Dames XVII Century Plaque -- Stage Coach Inn, Salado TX

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S sign of history placed by the Colonial Dames XVII Century at the Stage Coach Inn in downtown Salado TX

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 2/24/2018

last visited: 1/12/2018

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Signs of HistoryJames Anderson -- Salado Cemetery, Salado TX

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A sign of history near the gravesite of James Anderson, one of the founders of the town of Salado

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 7/16/2017

last visited: 4/3/2021

Image for George Washington Baines -- Salado Cemetery, Salado TXview gallery

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Signs of HistoryGeorge Washington Baines -- Salado Cemetery, Salado TX

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A sign of history at the grave if the Rev. George Washington Baines, the great-grandfather of US President Lyndon Baines Johnson and a former pastor of Salado's First Baptist Church

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 7/16/2017

last visited: 4/3/2021

Image for Chisholm Trail -- NB I-35 Bell County Safety Rest Area, Salado TXview gallery

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Signs of HistoryChisholm Trail -- NB I-35 Bell County Safety Rest Area, Salado TX

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Salado was a well-known stop along the Chisholm Trail, a well used cattle drive route north from Texas to Kansas rail heads

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 12/2/2016

last visited: 11/25/2016

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Signs of HistoryJarrell Tornado -- NB I-35 Bell County Safety Rest Area, Salado TX

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A sign of history inside the large very new safety rest area along the northbound I-35 in Salado, not far from the tiny central Texas town of Jarrell, which was almost completely destroyed by an F5 tornado in 1997

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 12/2/2016

last visited: 11/25/2016

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Signs of HistoryGoing Up The Chisholm Trail - Waco, TX

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A large gray granite marker memorializing those cowboys and their cattle who drove herds from south Texas northward toward the Kansas train terminals by way to the famous Chisholm Trail.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member WayBetterFinder

location: Texas

date approved: 1/2/2019

last visited: 1/3/2019

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Signs of HistoryProctor Springs - A Beautiful Park Comes to Life - Waco, TX

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A sign near the pavilion at Proctor Springs in Waco's Cameron Park provides some history of the park's establishment, which included these springs, as well as the use of the springs over time for both sustenance and enjoyment.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 6/13/2021

last visited: never

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Signs of History1921 Flood - Georgetown, TX

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In 1921, a hurricane hit the coast of Mexico and spun north into Texas. It headed up into central Texas as a tropical storm, dumping a tremendous amount of rain.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 4/8/2017

last visited: 5/8/2021

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Signs of HistoryThe Rock - How Rockdale Got Its Name - Rockdale, TX USA

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An informational plaque is installed next to a large, round but flat rock that had been moved to the new City Hall. This rock was the inspiration for the name of the City of Rockdale, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member WayBetterFinder

location: Texas

date approved: 7/30/2021

last visited: 8/22/2021

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Signs of HistoryHenderson Crossing Bridge - Rockdale, TX

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Sign next to old Warren Pony Truss Bridge in park.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 6/20/2022

last visited: never

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Signs of HistorySugarloaf Bridge - Milam County, TX

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A "Texas Historic Bridge" sign, probably placed by the Milam County Historical Commission, is at the south end of the Sugarloaf Bridge about 3.6 miles north of Gause, providing some history of the bridge and its restoration.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 4/11/2022

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryAquilla Creek Truss Bridge - McLennan County, TX

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A historical marker placed by the McLennan County Historical Commission provides some history of the Aquilla Creek Truss Bridge, which once took traffic over the creek here, but now essentially serving as an observation deck along its replacement.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 3/11/2021

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryCleng Peerson Memorial Highway - FM 219 - Bosque County, Texas

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This marker, mounted on a post next to a Texas Historical Marker, commemorates the dedication of FM 219 in Bosque County as "Cleng Peerson Memorial Highway" on October 20, 1975.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Texas

date approved: 7/23/2010

last visited: 1/26/2017

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Signs of HistoryJoseph Olson Family Cabin - Clifton, TX

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A placard in front of the log cabin referenced in the information. The cabin was moved here and is part of the Bosque Museum display.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 9/24/2017

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryFrost Creek Bridge - Limestone County, TX

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A "Texas Historic Bridge" sign, probably placed by the Limestone County Historical Commission, is at the north end of the 1921 Frost Creek Bridge about a mile and a half south of Groesbeck, providing some history of the bridge and its restoration.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 3/27/2022

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryPioneers of Burnet County Texas -- Burnet TX

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A cool Art-deco style monument recognizing the pioneer families of Burnet Co TX on the north side of the county courthouse lawn on the square in Burnet TX

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 5/13/2013

last visited: 12/6/2015

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Signs of HistoryAll About Windmills - Hill County Northbound Safety Rest Area - Abbott, TX

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The Hill County Safety Rest Area on northbound I-35 has a working Aermotor windmill, and an interpretive sign nearby provides background as to its origins, its battles with Don Quixote, and its worldwide use including here in Hill County.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 9/7/2021

last visited: never

Image for A Slice of Europe on the Prairie - Hill County Southbound Safety Rest Area - Abbott, TXview gallery

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Signs of HistoryA Slice of Europe on the Prairie - Hill County Southbound Safety Rest Area - Abbott, TX

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The Hill County Southbound Safety Rest Area has an interpretive sign that provides some history of West, TX to the south, rich in Czech heritage and a popular place for kolaches.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 9/4/2021

last visited: never

Image for The Crash at Crush - Hill County Southbound Safety Rest Area - Abbott, TXview gallery

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Signs of HistoryThe Crash at Crush - Hill County Southbound Safety Rest Area - Abbott, TX

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The Hill County Southbound Safety Rest Area has an interpretive sign that relates "The Crash at Crush" and how a planned head-on collision of two locomotives at high speed wasn't a good idea.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 9/4/2021

last visited: never

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Signs of HistorySection of the Berlin Wall 1961-1990 -- Texas Military Forces Museum, Camp Mabry Austin TX

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A sign next to the fragment of the Berlin Wall on display in the Berlin Crisis exhibit area of the Texas Military Forces Museum on Camp Mabry.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 7/17/2017

last visited: 3/15/2017

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Signs of HistoryAustin's Moonlight Towers - Austin, TX

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If you're on the sidewalk, you're going to have to look up to see this little marker, attached directly to a moonlight tower.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuesterMark

location: Texas

date approved: 10/25/2015

last visited: 8/26/2016

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Signs of HistoryGeneral Land Office Building - Austin, TX

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Metal plaque on a post in front of the General Land Office Building it describes.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 4/15/2019

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryFrench Embassy -- French Legation Museum, Austin TX

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A bronze sign erected by the Kiwani's Club of Austin relates some of the history of this building and the hill it occupies, along San Marcos Street in East Austin.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 2/15/2016

last visited: 6/23/2014

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