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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM255S_last-mob-lynching-in-the-state-of-texas_Eastland-TX.html
At this site, on Tuesday night, Nov. 19, 1929, Marshall Ratliff was hung from a utility pole guy wire until dead before a crowd of about 1,500 people. Ratliff was also known as the Santa Claus Robber for his dressing as Santa Claus and leading a g…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM255R_connellee-majestic-theatre_Eastland-TX.html
Built in 1920 by C.U. Connellee, the "Father of Eastland", this theatre hosted numerous road shows, musical performances, and plays, and was a noted showplace for many years. Purchased by Interstate Theatres in 1946, the building was rem…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM255Q_eastland-county-world-war-i-memorial-a-war-memorial_Eastland-TX.html
Erected by Civic League in memory of those from Eastland Co who made supreme sacrifice in World War Lewis Alexander Dulin · Dennis George Perdue · Winter Daniels · James Lee Miller · James B. Wright ·…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM255N_first-united-methodist-church-of-eastland_Eastland-TX.html
Methodist worship services were held in Eastland County as early as 1865. Soon after the town of Eastland was laid out in 1875, Methodists began meeting in a small log house. The congregation was organized and served for a time by the Rev. Melvill…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1ZWW_camp-salmon-texas-civil-war-frontier-defense_Eastland-TX.html
Front Camp Salmon C.S.A. Guarding the frontier during the Civil War, this camp was located 17 mi. west, 6 mi. north. Established as part of a chain of posts a day's horseback ride apart stretching from Red River to Rio Grande. Occupied by T…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1ZK7_early-banking-in-eastland_Eastland-TX.html
The evolution of Eastland banks reflects local economic conditions and global influences. Soon after the Texas and Pacific Railway reached town in October 1880, a Mr. Berry of Stephenville opened the first bank in Eastland in Jacob Alexander's dry…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1ZK6_the-bankhead-highway_Eastland-TX.html
The Bankhead National Highway, from Washington, D.C. to San Diego, California, was the nation's first all-weather, coast-to-coast highway. The southern road skirted the western mountains and was largely free from ice and snow, so it could be used …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1ZJY_early-settlers-of-eastland-county_Eastland-TX.html
First known Eastland area inhabitant was Frank Sanchez (d. 1867), who grazed herds here in the 1850s. The United States in 1853 established Army posts at Fort Phantom Hill, in present Taylor County, and Fort Belknap, in present Young County, givin…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1ZJX_first-christian-church_Eastland-TX.html
First Christian Church organized in Eastland in 1878 under the Rev. Cyrus Scarborough. There were a number of important Eastland leaders, including city founders, among the church's early membership. In 1886, the congregation moved from the county…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1ZJW_eastland-county-courthouse_Eastland-TX.html
The Texas Legislature created Eastland County in 1858, but sparse settlement delayed organization until 1873, when Merriman (8 mi. NE) became the first county seat. Charles Connellee and Jack Daugherty platted the new town of Eastland near the cen…
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