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    BUD MATTHEWS, TEXAS

    Shackelford County, Texas Panhandle / North Central Texas
    US 180
    13 Miles W of Albany
    NE of Abilene

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    Shackelford County TX - Cattle Car
    Cattle Car
    Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2009
    History on a Pinhead

    This authentic, well-preserved cattle car appears out of nowhere on the otherwise monotonous drive of highway 180. While Bud Matthews may not have become a town, it was, at least a cattle shipping point, as well as a witness to the passing of the Butterfield Overland Stage Line - the transcontinental mail service (1858-1861) under contract to the U.S. Postal Service prior to the competition of the railroad.
    Shackelford County TX -Trail Butterfield Overland Mail Marker
    Trail of The Butterfield Overland Mail Marker
    Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2009
    Shackelford County TX - Windmill in Bud Matthews
    Windmill and marker in Bud Matthews
    Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2009
    Shackelford County TX -Bud Matthews sign
    Bud Matthews sign
    Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2009
    Shackelford County TX - Loading Chute
    Loading Chute
    Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2009
    Editor’s Note:
    If anyone knows if Bud Matthews was a driver, drover, landowner or cattle baron; we’d like to provide space for his story. Until then, the least we can do is include his namesake site in our list of towns in hope of receiving additional information. Contact us

    Subject: Bud Matthews
    I believe Bud Matthews was the husband of Sallie Reynolds Matthews. She wrote 'INTERWOVEN, A PIONEER CHRONICLE' In the 1930's. They were a cattle family. - Kim Garnett, Denton, Tx, February 17, 2011
    Shackelford County TX - Cattle Car
    Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2009
    Texas Escapes, in its purpose to preserve historic, endangered and vanishing Texas, asks that anyone wishing to share their local history, stories, and vintage/historic photos of their town, please contact us.
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