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1907 Denison Charter Committee


1907 Denison Charter Committee.
Pat Tobin (7) in this photo is credited with being the first engineer to drive a train into Texas.  On December 24th. 1872 (Christmas Eve) he drove a MKT work locomotive over the newly constructed Red River Bridge and into the City of Denison to much fanfare!
The train to officially have the honor was not scheduled to arrive until Christmas Day!
But no one remembers the engineer of that train.  Pat Toben served on the Denison Charter Committee for several years.  He owned the Denison Crystal Ice Company near the Katy Depot that later became Southern Ice.




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