Historic Plaque, Balinger

Description:

Photograph of a historic plaque. It reads: "Ballinger originally called Hutchins City. Promoted by Sante Fe Rwy. Named for Judge William Pitt Ballinger (1825-1888), railroad attorney and townsite official. Distinguished Texas Statesman, Veteran of the Mexican War. In the Civil War helped establish defenses of Galveston, served as Confederate receiver of enemy aliens' property, was sent to negotiate peace for Texas. Ballinger is County Seat, and farm-ranch center. INdustries include dairying, meat products, leather goods manufacturing. Has annual rodeo, livestock and quarterhorse shows. (1965)"

Creator(s): Belden, Dreanna L.
Location(s): United States - Texas - Runnels County - Ballinger
Creation Date: August 1, 2005
Partner(s):
UNT Libraries
Collection(s):
Photographing Texas
Usage:
Total Uses: 23
Past 30 days: 1
Yesterday: 0
Creator (Photographer):
Date(s):
  • Creation: August 1, 2005
  • Digitized: August 12, 2005
Coverage:
Place
United States - Texas - Runnels County - Ballinger
Coordinates
31.7397839832, -99.9471561625
Era
Into Modern Times, 1939-Present
Date
August 1, 2005
Description:

Photograph of a historic plaque. It reads: "Ballinger originally called Hutchins City. Promoted by Sante Fe Rwy. Named for Judge William Pitt Ballinger (1825-1888), railroad attorney and townsite official. Distinguished Texas Statesman, Veteran of the Mexican War. In the Civil War helped establish defenses of Galveston, served as Confederate receiver of enemy aliens' property, was sent to negotiate peace for Texas. Ballinger is County Seat, and farm-ranch center. INdustries include dairying, meat products, leather goods manufacturing. Has annual rodeo, livestock and quarterhorse shows. (1965)"

Physical Description:

1 photograph : col.

Language(s):
Subject(s):
Keyword(s): Hutchins City | State Historical Survey Committee | plaques
Partner:
UNT Libraries
Collection:
Photographing Texas
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: dscn0818
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth5756
Resource Type: Photograph
Format: Image
Rights:
Access: Public
Points
31.7397839832, -99.9471561625
Historic Plaque, Balinger

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