Chimney Creek Ranch Est. 1876

In addition to Smith's Station and Bud Matthews Switch, Chimney Creek Ranch is also home to three other historical markers.

G.R.Davis Historical Marker

In 1920 G.R. Davis built a prairie school style mansion at 718 Victoria Street in Abilene, Texas.  It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1992.  Click Here to Read a short bio of G.R. Davis.


 

Cable Tool Oil Field Historical Marker

The Cable Tool Oil Field - The first cable tool oil field drilling rig was introduced in Texas in 1866.  Click Here to Read the History of the Cable Tool Oil Field.


 

Cold War Hardline Communications Pit Historical Marker

Cold War Hardline Communications Pit - In 1961, Dyess Air Force Base, of Abilene, Texas, was one of six United States Air Force bases selected to host the Atlas F Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) system.  Twelve launch sites, complete with launch control centers and silos, were constructed in a pattern that encircled Abilene. Click Here to Read the entire story.

 

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