Monday, March 5, 2012

Oh! Those Texas History on a Sticks-- Part 2

Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Texas historical markers.

And then there are massacre markers.

1838 KILLOUGH MASSACRE-- in East Texas. Eighteen settlers killed or carried away by Mexicans and Indians.

1840 COMANCHE VILLAGE MASSACRE-- 128 Indians killed by 90 citizen volunteers.

1839 WEBSTER MASSACRE-- Near Leander, where Comanches wiped out 30 settlers.

Other markers commemorate outlaws, hellraisers and lawmen.

Of the markers, there are 2,139 for churches and 2,174 at cemeteries. These are the two largest groups of markers.

What's That Up Ahead. --RoadDog

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