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Trinity River - Houston Co., TX

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The 1950's focused on the Trinity River watershed and further development for canalization.  The Trinity River was crossed on the old Ferry which was in existence until the 1930's on the old San Antonio Road SH21.  The Lock & Dam was on Hwy. 7.

Source: "History of Houston County, Texas 1687-1979" by HCHC, copyright Eliza Bishop.

 
LOCK & DAM ON HWY 7 WEST OF CROCKETT

Locks before the Hwy 7 Bridge was built

 

This is a photo of the Trinity River on SH7 at the Lock and Dam location.  The banks of the river shows it ringed with fishermen.  It was a favorite spot to catch crappie & catfish.

Locks being built on the Trinity River, Hwy 7 west of Crockett, TX

 

Submitted by:

Hayne Morrow

 

Trinity River Bridge - Hwy 7 between Houston & Leon Counties

Taken in the mid 1950's - photo's of Billie Nichols Bennett

Lock & Dam Bridge - Hwy 7

Oscar Nichols sitting on bridge rail.

Under the bridge across the river in the background can be seen cabins of people that lived there or used them as fishing cabins.

Lock & Dam Bridge - Hwy 7

Looking east to west - from Houston County across to Leon County

Lock & Dam Bridge - Hwy 7

Oscar & Sue Nichols standing on the Houston County side.  Fishing cabins can be seen in the background.  People rented space to erect fishing cabins from Knox's.

Houston County side of the river in the background.

 

In the boat in the back is Mood Price.

 

In the front boat is Billie Nichols & Gertrue Nichols

 

TRINITY RIVER FERRY - HWY 21 - TRINITY RIVER

The Trinity River was crossed on the old Ferry which was in existence until the 1930's.

Located on the old San Antonio Road SH21, Trinity River. 

Ferry Crossing the Trinity River

Ferry in the middle of  the Trinity River with car. Ferry crossed the Trinity River with car.
 

Trinity River Bridge

Pictures of construction of the Trinity River Bridge - since there are three arches I assume it is the Hwy 21 bridge.

Courtesy of:  Loretta Teese's Leon County Pictures

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