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Texas & Pacific Railway Depot plaque, Baird

Description: TEXAS HISTORICAL COMMISSION TEXAS OFFICIAL HISTORICAL MEDALLION TEXAS & PACIFIC RAILWAY DEPOT IN 1881, THE FIRST STORY OF THIS BRICK DEPOT WAS BUILT AS A STATION FOR THE TEXAS & PACIFIC RAILWAY. TWO YEARS LATER, A SECOND FLOOR WS ADDED TO THE STRUCTURE, AND THE NEW RAILROAD TOWN OF BAIRD WAS CHOSEN CALLAHAN COUNTY SEAT. THE RENAISSANCE REVIVAL DEPOT, WHICH FEATURES DECORATIVE BRICKWORK, WAS USED BY THE RAILROAD UNTIL 1977. ITS PRESENCE IS A REMINDER OF THE TOWN'S IMPORTANCE AS A SHIPPING POINT FOR THE T&P RAILWAY FOR OVER 60 YEARS. RECORDED TEXAS HISTORIC LANDMARK - 1985
Date: August 7, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.

Historic plaque - Callahan County Courthouse

Description: Photograph of a historic plaque about the Callahan County Courthouse. It reads: "Callahan County Courthouse. The county seat moved from Belle Plain to Baird in 1883, and a courthouse, designed by noted architect F. E. Ruffini, was built at this site. The county hired another noted architect, J. Riely Gordon, in 1900 for a larger courthouse; J. E. Flanders was the supervising architect. In 1928, the growing county hired Voelcker & Dixon Architects & Engineers of Wichita Falls, who designed this classical revival courthouse, completed the next year. Suggs and Dunlap Contractors constructed the building, which features intricate detailing, including acanthus leaves, rosettes, medallions and cartouches. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2003."
Date: August 7, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
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Callahan County memorial plaque

Description: Photograph of a memorial plaque in Callahan County. It says: "Callahan County, Formed from Bexar Territory, created February 1, 1858, recreated August 21, 1876, organized July 3, 1877. Named in honor of James H. Callahan, 1812-1856, Soldier in the Texas Revolution, Captain of the Texas Rangers. County seat, Callahan City, 1877; Belle plain, 1877-1883; Baird, since. Two early military roads, the Chisholm Trail, and the first government telegraph line traversed this region."
Date: August 7, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.

Confederate Memorial, Callahan County

Description: Photograph of the historic marker for Camp Pecan in Baird, Texas. The stone marker is on the courthouse lawn; buildings are visible in the background. Text: Camp Pecan C. S. A. This Civil War camp of the Texas Frontier Regiment was located 21 mi. southeast established in 1862 as one of a line of posts a day's horseback ride apart. The number of men guarding the frontier were few. Trouble came from all directions with Indian threats and raids from the west and plundering renegades and deserters from the east. Food, supplies, clothing and horses were constantly scarce. But in spite of all obstacles, these Confederates managed to effectively hold the frontier line of settlement. A memorial to Texans who served the Confederacy. Erected by the state of Texas, 1963.
Date: August 7, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
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IOOF club building in Baird

Description: Photograph of the International Order of Odd Fellows club building in Baird. There are two stained glass windows set into the building. The window on the left says "IOOF". The second window says "FLT".
Date: August 7, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
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