Do You have a Favorite Texas Historical Marker?
We get asked a lot if there is one particlar Texas Historical Marker that is our favorite, but we have a lot of favorite Texas Historical Markers! That means we have a lot of show topics to choose from. Actually, there have been 3,678 buildings, structures and objects designated as Texas Historic Landmarks (RTHLs) from 1962 to 2012!
We want to thank you, the fans of On This Site, who have contacted us about your favorite Texas Historical Marker, legends, and stories of Texas!
As we work on developing more shows, here’s a tentative schedule of what we have in the works, each focusing on a Texas Historical Marker (with one or more featured per show).
Tentative Show Topics focusing on a Texas Historical Marker
Fort Worth Stock Exchange = tie into Pilot Episode. Fort Worth bumped Weatherford out of the lead “stock exchange” post due to workers not wanting to build the railroad on Sundays. What it looked like then, how it shaped Texas, and what it looks like now.
- Davy Crockett = his widow, Elizabeth and his son, Robert settled in what is now Hood County in the 1850’s. If Davy died at the Alamo in 1836, why did she wait so long to come to Texas.
- Justin Boot Company = Started in 1879 in Gainesville, TX.
- Charles Goodnight = Partner to Oliver Loving, famous rancher.
- The Acme Brick Plant = Started in Parker County Texas, 1891
- Dr. Pepper = First served in Waco, TX around 1885.
- Cynthia Ann Parker = Mother of Comanche Chief Quanah Parker
- John S. Chisolm = The story of Chisolm was made into a feature film, starring John Wayne in 1970.
- Burk Burnett = Famous Texas rancher and businessman – town named after him.
- Bill Pickett = Born in 1870, Williamson County, TX is credited for the rodeo event of steer wrestling. Was a wild west show performer as well.
- H.E.B. = Founded in Kerrville, Texas, depicted still as best store in Texas
- Hudson Cemetery = Kennedale continues to serve as a record of Tarrant County pioneers.
- African American Cultural Heritage District = established in 1945 became a stop on the “Chitlin Circuit,” a network of Southern clubs that gave black performers access to venues during segregation. Blues legends such as B.B. King, Bobby “Blue” Bland and Big Joe Williams have graced the stage.
Tell us which Historical Markers in Texas YOU want to hear more about!