My husband’s ancestors Thomas “Tom” Benton Tudor and Sallie Hampton Keith family moved from Tippah County, Mississippi to Stephenville, Erath County, Texas in 1886. They had thirteen (13) children together.
Bridge – Erath Co., TX
In 1891, Texas bridge builder William Flinn assembled this highly unusual cable-stayed bridge using iron pipes, rods and castings. Wrapped wire cables complete the 140-foot invention.
Crossing the Paluxy River near rural Bluff Dale, this technological wonder remains as the earliest known cable-stayed bridge in the United States.
Photo by: Todd Ashby, Texas Department of Transportation.