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By Shackelford County Historical Commission

ISBN-10: 1467131180

ISBN-13: 9781467131186

ISBN-10: 1531675905

ISBN-13: 9781531675905

One-hundred-fifty miles west of Dallas, on a delicately rolling prairie that was the predatory area of the Plains Indians, lies Shackelford County. Anglo-American settlers started arriving within the 1850s to elevate cattle and domesticate plants close to the transparent Fork of the Brazos River. to guard the settlers from the Indians, the united states military confirmed citadel Griffin in 1867. In precise Wild West style, the raucous city of castle Griffin sprang up within reach to carrier the warriors, farm animals drovers, and buffalo hunters. In 1874, Albany turned the county seat, and with the coming of the Texas imperative Railroad in 1881, then the oil and gasoline growth in 1910, either Albany and Moran flourished whereas citadel Griffin folded. at the present time, Shackelford County�s economic climate relies on farm animals ranching, farming, petroleum, and looking. viewers take pleasure in purchasing Albany�s fantastically restored major highway and taking within the outdated penal complex artwork heart, the stately limestone courthouse, the fortress Griffin country old web site, and the castle Griffin Fandangle.

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