Brooks Blacksmith Shop

Brooks Blacksmith Shop (HM1E9D)

Location: Meadow, TX 79345 Terry County
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N 33° 20.231', W 102° 12.421'

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The town of Meadow developed in the early 20th century, moving to meet the railroad in this location in 1917. In 1922, O.L. Puthuff built a blacksmith shop on this site. By that time, brothers Leslie and Herschel F. Brooks, Alabama natives, had moved to Meadow. World War I veterans, the brothers built and implemented water drilling equipment. Leslie wed Audrey Maddox, and her father, John, bought the shop in 1923. John and Leslie became partners in the three-generation Brooks Blacksmith Shop. In the mid-1950s, Leslie's two older sons took over the business. The shop, which closed in 1996, provided vital services to area farms and ranches, and was a social gathering place for Meadow residents.
HM NumberHM1E9D
Marker Number12995
Year Placed2004
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 4:27pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13S E 759953 N 3692151
Decimal Degrees33.33718333, -102.20701667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 20.231', W 102° 12.421'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 20' 13.86" N, 102° 12' 25.26" W
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Area Code(s)806
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 951-999 Sonny Curtis St, Meadow TX 79345, US
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