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State Prison Rodeo

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Postcard - Huntsville.


State Prison Multiview

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Postcard - Huntsville.


State Prison - 1907

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Postcard - Huntsville.


State Prison Multiview

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Postcard - Huntsville.


Dyess, Lt. Col. William E.

Albany, Texas native William Edwin Dyess (b. 1916) graduated from John Tarleton Agricultural College and became an aviation cadet at Randolph Field, San Antonio. Dyess went to the Phillipine Islands as commander of the 21st Pursuit Squadron of P-40 aircraft. After the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor,....

Historical Marker - Abilene.


Camp Barkeley

Site of main entrance to Camp Barkeley, one of the nation's largest military camps of World War II. At peak, 60,000 men were in training here. Named for Private David B. Barkeley of the 89th Division, who died on a secret scouting expedition behind German lines during the Meuse-Argonne Battle of Wor....

Historical Marker - Abilene.


Agua Dulce, Battle of

During the Texas Revolution, Dr. James Grant (1793-1836), a Scottish-born physician, and Francis W. Johnson (1799-1884) recruited an army of volunteers to invade Mexico and capture the town of Matamoros. After Sam Houston expressed disapproval of the poorly-organized venture, many recruits left the ....

Historical Marker - Agua Dulce.


Shackelford County's First Permanent Jail

Erected 1877-78 by architects and builders Thomas & Woerner of Fort Worth. Gerard B. Allen of St. Louis furnished ironwork. Initials on many of the native limestone blocks show masons' claims to payment for work. An early prisoner, John Selman, later killed notorious gunman John Wesley Hardin in El ....

Historical Marker - Albany.


Dyess, Lt. Col. William E.

(Aug. 9, 1916 - Dec. 22, 1943) A graduate of Albany High School, William Edwin Dyess was an aviation and infantry commander in the Phillipines during World War II. Captured at the fall of Bataan in 1942, he survived the Death March and escaped his captors a year later. Back in the U.S., his publishe....

Historical Marker - Albany.


Bean, Ellis P.

(Peter Ellis Bean) (June 8, 1783 - October 3, 1846) Born in Tennessee, Ellis P. Bean came to Texas with Philip Nolan's mustang hunters in 1800. He was captured by Spanish troops in 1801, and taken to Mexico as a prisoner. In 1810 he was freed in exchange for service to the Royalist Army, but he quic....

Historical Marker - Alto.



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