When traveling in Jacksonville we may often see, or hear, the Union Pacific Railroad traversing our community. Our community is located here because of the railroads that first came through here in 1872. While we don’t have the space to display a complete railroad engine, we do have the first thing everyone would see as the train came into town, or looked into a tunnel as it was coming through, the engine’s headlight. The museum’s headlight was manufactured by the Pyle National Headlamp Company. The brass label affixed to the headlight has a Design Patent date of May, 1909. Since there is no Mechanical Patent that was listed on later models, and since the first unit of this design was not installed until 1913, we believe our head lamp is among the first produced.
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The way forward for economic development in Mineral Wells took another step Thursday with delivery of a strategic plan overview from the city's hired consultant.
Parker County residents indicated the need for an indoor pool and track, according to the first phase of an activity center feasibility study.
“But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” [Matthew 6:33]
Texas state Rep. Phil King, R-Weatherford, is in favor of dismantling a government-run electricity shopping site that allows users to compare prices.