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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 HistoryThe Bankhead Highway - Strawn, TX

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A sign near the entrance of the Strawn Historical Museum notes the passage of the Bankhead Highway through Strawn. The museum is at 119 E North Front St.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 12/29/2018

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryThurber Junction and the T&P Railroad Presence - Mingus, TX

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A sign near the intersection of Patrick and Allen Streets in Mingus provides some history of how this town was spawned by a railroad spur extending to the coal mining town of Thurber just south of here, noting key components of the operation.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 7/7/2020

last visited: never

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Signs of HistorySweet Chariots - Eastland County Safety Rest Area - Ranger, TX

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The Eastland County Safety Rest Area on westbound I-20 has a sign to provide some history of two of the area's most popular automobiles, the Franklin Touring Car and the Ford Model-T.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 4/25/2020

last visited: 5/22/2022

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Signs of HistoryThe Immortal Toad - Eastland County Safety Rest Area - Ranger, TX

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Anybody who's seen the old Warner Bros cartoon with Michigan J. Frog actually is familiar with the basic story of Old Rip the Horned Toad, an Eastland institution whose story is told at the westbound Eastland County Safety Rest Area near Ranger.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 4/26/2020

last visited: 5/22/2022

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Signs of HistoryThe Ranger Oil Boom - Eastland County Safety Rest Area - Ranger, TX

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The Eastland County Safety Rest Area on westbound I-20 has a sign to provide some history of Ranger's oil boom, so significant that it killed the coal mining town of Thurber just up the highway.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 4/25/2020

last visited: 5/22/2022

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Signs of HistoryEastland County Ghost Towns - Eastland County Safety Rest Area - Ranger, TX

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The Eastland County Safety Rest Area on westbound I-20 has a sign to provide some history

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 9/9/2021

last visited: 5/22/2022

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Signs of HistoryGetting Gassed - Eastland County Safety Rest Area - Ranger, TX

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The Eastland County Safety Rest Area on westbound I-20 has a sign to provide some history of how service stations were born when the automobile became popular and people began taking long trips on the Bankhead Highway, which you're following.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 3/12/2021

last visited: 5/22/2022

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Signs of HistoryBlack Beans and Big Feet - Ranger, TX

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The Eastland County Safety Rest Area on westbound I-20 has a history sign relating the infamous story of the decimation of escaped prisoners of the Mier Expedition, and how Bigfoot Wallace was spared from lending his name to a Texas county.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 10/6/2021

last visited: 5/22/2022

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Signs of HistoryAccidental Billionaire - Eastland County Safety Rest Area - Ranger, TX

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The Eastland County Safety Rest Area on westbound I-20 has a history sign for Conrad Hilton, who failed miserably in pursuing his career choice as a banker, but then he purchased a hotel up the road in Cisco to try something else.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 4/23/2020

last visited: 5/22/2022

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Signs of HistoryNecessity Cemetery - Necessity, TX

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A granite marker stands at the gate to Necessity Cemetery, providing some history of both Necessity, TX and the cemetery itself. It is located on FM 207, at the southern end of this rural community.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 2/25/2019

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryThe Bankhead Highway in Texas -- Eastland TX

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A sign relates the almost-forgotten history of the Bankhead Highway through Texas

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 9/13/2014

last visited: 7/11/2018

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Signs of HistoryHalf-Way Oak - US-183 and CR 160, Stephens County, TX

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The Dallas Historic Tree Coalition (DHTC) worked with the Texas Forest Service to get the Half-Way Oak officially designated as a Texas historic tree. The DHTC sponsored the tree's historic marker for the occasion.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member WayBetterFinder

location: Texas

date approved: 12/22/2020

last visited: 12/22/2020

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Signs of HistoryThurber Bricks - Breckenridge, TX

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A historical marker along Walker Street near the entrance to Breckenridge Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 2/26/2017

last visited: 2/13/2021

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Signs of HistoryThe Bankhead Highway - Mineral Wells, TX

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A sign mounted on a fence in front of the Mineral Wells Area Chamber of Commerce notes the passage of the Bankhead Highway through Mineral Wells, with a nod to the highway's organization here in 1917.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 1/16/2020

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryOld Camp Wolters Entrance - Mineral Wells, TX

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A historical marker placed by the City of Mineral Wells, Texas stands in front of the old National Guard Armory -- now Perone Industries -- at 3801 US 180, providing some background on Fort Wolters and the bits of the entry gate that survive here.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 9/5/2019

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryThe Bankhead Highway - Millsap, TX

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A sign near the entrance of Millsap City Hall notes the passage of the Bankhead Highway through Millsap, between Mineral Wells and Weatherford. City Hall is adjacent to Heritage Park at 208 S Fannin St, Millsap, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 5/4/2017

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryHistory of Camp Wolters and Fort Wolters - Mineral Wells, TX

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An interpretive sign stands in Camp Wolters Historical Park, providing some history of the camp's establishment and its evolution through periods of war and post-war.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 6/10/2018

last visited: 4/27/2019

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Signs of HistoryThe Little Church on Grafton - Dublin, TX

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Now enjoying its new life as an events venue after serving multiple congregations since 1890, the Little Church on Grafton has a sign on its front door to provide a little bit of history.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 1/22/2022

last visited: 5/9/2022

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Signs of HistoryDeputy John Ross and Deputy Marion Robertson - Dublin, TX

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Two Erath County deputies, John Ross and Marion Robertson, are buried together in historic Old Dublin Memorial Park, and a sign placed at their final resting places gives an account as to their fate.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 1/17/2022

last visited: 5/9/2022

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Signs of HistoryJohn Rickman Holland - Dublin, TX

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Sign next to the grave of J.R. Holland in Old Dublin Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 5/9/2022

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryThe Bethel United Methodist Church and Bethel Cemetery - Parker County, TX

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A sign near the front entrance of Bethel United Methodist Church provides some history of the church and the cemetery behind it. The church is at 3196 Bethel Rd, in the Bethel community, just a few miles southwest of I-20 and Weatherford, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 6/3/2018

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryFirst Christian Church Building - Granbury, TX

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The original sanctuary of the First Christian Church of Granbury was retired in 1986, and it was ultimately relocated here to serve as an event venue for the Dora Lee Langdon Cultural & Educational Center, 308 E Bridge St, Granbury, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 7/17/2018

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryWeatherford Downtown Cafe - Weatherford, TX

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Today Whistle Hill's Downtown Cafe, the building at 101 W Church St has for long been a cafe, and a plaque up front provides a little history.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 7/6/2018

last visited: 12/14/2019

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Signs of HistoryThe Bankhead Highway - Weatherford, TX

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A sign near the old Santa Fe Depot -- now the Weatherford Chamber of Commerce -- at 401 Fort Worth Highway, Weatherford, TX, notes the passage of the Bankhead Highway through the area. This is now US 180.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 9/11/2019

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryJo G. Hardin and Cousins in Comanche - Comanche, TX

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This sign of history stands on the northeast corner of the Comanche County Courthouse grounds.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 4/1/2019

last visited: 6/24/2020

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