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Vernon, Texas

War Memorial on courthouse ground
Vernon Tx - Courthouse War Memorial
War Memorial on courthouse ground
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2009
Vernon Tx - Armless Doughboy
The Armless Doughboy
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2009
Vernon Tx - Confederate Statue
Confederate Statue
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2009
Vernon Tx - Courthouse Cannon
Cannon
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2009
Vernon Tx - Wilbarger County  Historical Marker
Wilbarger County Historical Marker
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2009
Historical Marker Text

Early Wilbarger County
Organized 1858 and named in honor of Mathias and Josiah P. Wilbarger, early Texas settlers. Josiah, a surveyor, had become famous as the man who lived 12 years after being scalped by Comanches, 1833, near Austin. He had saved his life by putting a wool sock on his head; he was rescued next day by neighbors. An adobe house built 1878 by Jonathan and C. F. Doan, the first Wilbarger County settlers, marks the Red River crossing of the famous Western Cattle Trail.
Vernon (formerly Eagle Flat) became county seat in 1881. The first railroad reached town, 1886.
1928 Wilbarger County Courthouse in the morning, Vernon , Texas,
Wilbarger County Courthouse
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, April, 2006

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