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[Stone Slab Near Water]

Description:

Color slide of a stone slab on a grassy hill, a short distance away from a body of water. The slab is center right, and bears an inscription just below a high relief wreath enclosing a five-pointed star. The inscription reads:

"Site of
A settlement made in 1851 by 20 Mormon families under the leadership of Lyman Wight 1796-1858 * * Here they built homes, lumber mills, and shops for the manufacture of furniture * Abandoned in 1853"

A smaller line of text below reads:

"Erected by the State of Texas 1936"

Accompanying information names the settlement Mormon Mill.

Creator(s): Unknown
Location(s): United States - Texas - Burnet County
Creation Date: 1936/OPEN  
Partner(s):
Burnet County Historical Commission
Collection(s):
Texas Cultures Online
Usage:
Total Uses: 33
Past 30 days: 2
Yesterday: 1
Creator:
Unknown
Date(s):
  • Creation: 1936/OPEN
Coverage:
Place
United States - Texas - Burnet County
Description:

Color slide of a stone slab on a grassy hill, a short distance away from a body of water. The slab is center right, and bears an inscription just below a high relief wreath enclosing a five-pointed star. The inscription reads:

"Site of
A settlement made in 1851 by 20 Mormon families under the leadership of Lyman Wight 1796-1858 * * Here they built homes, lumber mills, and shops for the manufacture of furniture * Abandoned in 1853"

A smaller line of text below reads:

"Erected by the State of Texas 1936"

Accompanying information names the settlement Mormon Mill.

Physical Description:

1 photograph : positive, col. ; 35 mm.

Language(s):
Subject(s):
Keyword(s): Lyman Wight | steles | Mormon Mill | State Historical Survey Committee
Partner:
Burnet County Historical Commission
Collection:
Texas Cultures Online
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: BCHC_A104
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth193913
Resource Type: Photograph
Format: Image
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