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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1EBR_carlisle-cemetery_Lubbock-TX.html
The pioneer Carlisle community was named for W. Augustus "Uncle Gus" Carlisle (1849-1920), who settled here with his wife Lizzie (Spikes) (d. 1914) in 1890. A cattleman and a prominent landowner, Carlisle made significant contributions to the deve…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1EBQ_bledsoe-santa-fe-depot_Lubbock-TX.html
A relic from one of America's last frontiers. Built in 1925 on range land of newly organized Cochran County, at Bledsoe, this structure not only served its purpose as a railroad station, but was a meeting hall for churches and social groups. Sheep…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1EBP_isham-and-texana-tubbs-house_Lubbock-TX.html
Isham Tubbs (1852-1947) married Texana Spikes (1857-1930) in Kaufman County in 1877. They moved to the Monterey area of Lubbock County circa 1890. Isham became one of the first school board trustees and a charter member of Lubbock's first United M…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1EBO_mercy-hospital_Slaton-TX.html
For more than 50 years, Mercy Hospital served the health needs of the Slaton community. In 1927, Msgr. Thomas D. O'Brien, then rector of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, joined with a delegation of Slaton citizens to plan a new hospital. Father O'Bri…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1EBN_slaton-volunteer-fire-department_Slaton-TX.html
The Santa Fe Railroad established Slaton in 1911. In 1919, residents established a bucket brigade to help fight fires. Alex DeLong served as fire chief of the group, which used chemical tanks and buckets of water drawn from wells to extinguish fir…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1EBM_slaton_Slaton-TX.html
The town of Slaton traces its history to the Santa Fe Railroad. O.L. Slaton, a Lubbock businessman and banker, was instrumental in securing the right-of-way for the railroad through this area. When the new town was laid out in 1911, it was named f…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1EBK_slaton-bakery_Slaton-TX.html
In 1923, Blue Ribbon Bakery and City Bakery, each of which had opened in 1921, consolidated. By 1925, this establishment was known as Slaton Baking Company. In 1943, the Wilson family purchased the business. The Wilson's overcame rationing during …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1EB3_slaton-harvey-house_Slaton-TX.html
The city of Slaton has historic ties to the railroad. For decades the site was ranchland until the Santa Fe Railway sought a location for a division point to service trains. The Santa Fe bought the land in April 1911, naming the townsite for ranch…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1EB2_englewood-cemetery_Slaton-TX.html
Representing the Santa Fe Railroad, W.B. Storey, Jr. bought the future townsite of Slaton on April 15, 1911. The railroad's plans included a roundhouse, switch lines, depot and Harvey House, making Slaton a center for area rail transport. Rail emp…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1EB1_breedlove-airport_Lubbock-TX.html
When Charles Lindbergh was traveling the U.S. by airplane on a speaking tour, he was unable to land at Lubbock because there was no airport at the time. City leaders and aviation enthusiasts, determined to see that Lubbock would not miss out on th…
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