STEPHENVILLE, ERATH COUNTY, TEXAS


 Bosque River in Stephenville, TX 

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.

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