Erath County Photos

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Alexander Depot 1930's

Bluff Dale - 1910's

Photo shared with us by Jay Odom - Thanks Jay!  This is what Jay knows about the photo - It was sent to my great uncle in the early 1910's. It's a photo of downtown Bluff Dale. They lived in Bluff Dale for several years having 3 of their 4 children between 1903-1909. Newton Wood was the person the picture was sent to. We do not know who sent it to him.

Bridge - Erath Co., TX

In 1891, Texas bridge builder William Flinn assembled this highly unusual cable-stayed bridge using iron pipes, rods and castings. Wrapped wire cables complete the 140-foot invention.

Crossing the Paluxy River near rural Bluff Dale, this technological wonder remains as the earliest known cable-stayed bridge in the United States.

Photo by:  Todd Ashby, Texas Department of Transportation.

Bluffdale 1900

Photo submitted by Abby Honeycutt

Bluffdale 1900

Photo submitted by Abby Honeycutt

First National Bank

Lee Young, a great leader in the development of Stephenville, maintained his law office on the first floor of this 1889 stone and brick building. Young farmed over 100 farms and ranches in Erath County.

Photo Copyright 1998-2002 by Annette Burns and Janice Curtis; all rights reserved.

South Side Of The Courthouse Square

 The building on the right with the spire is the former First National Bank.

Photo Copyright 1998-2002 by Annette Burns and Janice Curtis; all rights reserved.

East Side Of Courthouse Square

 The building on the right with the columns is the former Farmers National Bank.

Photo Copyright 1998-2002 by Annette Burns and Janice Curtis; all rights reserved.

Erath County Courthouse

Built for $65,000, this historic building was constructed of material from all parts of the United States. It was renovated in 1967 and restored in 1988.

Photo Copyright 1998-2002 by Annette Burns and Janice Curtis; all rights reserved.

Moola The Cow

The fiberglass cow was constructed in California in 1972 for $529, as a tribute to Erath County's dairy industry. Erath, was the #1 milk producing county in Texas.

Photo Copyright 1998-2002 by Annette Burns and Janice Curtis; all rights reserved.

Crow Opera House

In 1892 when Dr. M.S. Crow was president of the Erath County National Bank, and its board was considering permanent facilities, his wife, Mollie Jean Crow, proposed that the upstairs be used for civic entertainment. Thus, the bank was housed on the first floor and the second floor became Crow's Opera House.

Photo Copyright 1998-2002 by Annette Burns and Janice Curtis; all rights reserved.

 

Stephenville Historical Museumnew item

 

Thurber Smokestack

Smokestack Plaque

Thurber Smokestack Restaurant

Thurber Historical Marker

Thurber Site

Thurber Twin Silos

     
     

 

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