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To see a marker dedicated to the first bomber squadron trained at Rattlesnake Bomber Base Click Here http://www.panoramio.com/photo/23744744
Originally named Pyote Army Air Field, it later became Pyote Air Force Station, AKA "Rattlesnake Bomber Base."
Many WWII bomber pilots were trained here. This historical marker commemorates 381st Bomb Group, the first bomber group trained here.
More information can be found here http://www.texasescapes.com/WorldWarII/Pyote-Air-Force-Station-AKA-Rattlesnake-Bomber-Base-Texas.htm
Now a ghost town, Shafter was once a silver mining "company town" where the miners were totally dependent on the company. Though not obvious from the picture this is a rather large town cemetery.
Now a ghost town, Shafter was once a silver mining "company town" where the miners were totally dependent on the company. These are typical graves in a rather large town cemetery.
Shafter was once a silver mining town. For a while it was a full-fledged "company town" with the miners totally dependent on the company.
In the 1960's was used for early scenes in the science fiction movie "The Andromeda Strain".
This bridge over the Pecos river near where it empties into the Rio Grand is the tallest bridge in Texas. It's also on the edge of Amistad International Reservoir, a lake formed by the Rio Grand and shared with Mexico.
US 90 was the route used to cross Texas east & west before I-10. There's a new US 90 but only a few sections of the original Highway 90 still exist. This one, between Castroville and Hondo, is only a few hundred yards long.
I think the bottom plaque says:
THIS HISTORICAL SITE IS PRESERVED FOR POSTERITY BY THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF HIGHWAYS & PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION.
THE LAND WAS DONATED BY THE SOUTHERN PACIFIC RAILROAD AND THE JERSEY LILLY BUILDING BY MRS. LAURA A. BABB TO THE STATE OF TEXAS.
He had a daughter named Laura -- maybe that was her.