Texas Historical Markers- Captain Joseph A. Tivy

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Texas Historical Markers- Captain Joseph A. Tivy

 

Texas Historical Marker

In 1837 Joseph A. Tivy and his two sisters came to Texas from Canada. After serving as a Texas Ranger, Tivy joined his sisters in the California Gold Rush of 1849. There they operated a hotel and he later served in the State Legislature. After returning to Texas in the late 1850s, Tivy fought in the Civil War, attaining the rank of Captain. A surveyor, rancher, and Texas Legislator, he served as the first Kerrville Mayor in 1889. During his term of office he gave land for the city schools. He and his wife Ella and his sister Susan are buried on nearby Tivy Mountain.

 

Tivy Mountain- Kerrville

Tivy Mountain- Kerrville, Texas

Kerrville View

View of Kerrville from Tivy Mountain.

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Rainmaker
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Rose King
David Tracy Real Estate - Friendswood, TX
Friendswood / Pearland / Houston Bay Area

I love historical markers! Everytime we drive past one, I want to stop and read it. I have heard that there is a book that lists all of Texas' historical markers, along with the stories of each marker. I wish I had that book so I could just look up the location and read about the marker without having to stop!

Apr 13, 2011 03:24 PM #1
Rainer
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Don Barrett
Integrity Real Estate Services - Idabel, OK

Tommy, So many of us just drive past those historical markers and don't think too much about them.  It's nice that you are doing a series on them.. great historical information.

Apr 13, 2011 03:24 PM #2
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Tommy Taylor
Taylor Properties & TexasForSale.net - Kerrville, TX
CNE- Texas Hill Country Realtor

Rose- There are several books that list the Historical Markers in Texas. I think there are over 2500 of them listed in the book I saw. The store i saw it for sale in was Wildgoose in Ingram.

Apr 13, 2011 03:32 PM #3
Rainer
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Tommy Taylor
Taylor Properties & TexasForSale.net - Kerrville, TX
CNE- Texas Hill Country Realtor

Don & Judi- I have really enjoyed gathering the info on this series. Thanks for following my series.

Apr 13, 2011 03:38 PM #4
Rainmaker
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Sondra Meyer:
Colorado Springs, CO
See It. Experience It. Live It.

Tommy, I had never heard of him.  You all sure do have a bunch of historical markers in the hill country area.  I guess that means the area has always been appreciated for it's beauty and terrain. 

Apr 13, 2011 04:32 PM #5
Rainmaker
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Ricki Eichler McCallum
CastNet Realty - Corpus Christi, TX
Broker,GRI,ABR, e-Pro, TAHS

I love the historical markers and this one is an important one for our little city.  You know I currently have the Old Tivy Hotel for sale, this post made me think of it.  I love historical preservation of old buildings and homes and educating the public on historical issues like you are doing here helps the cause. Thanks Tommy, good work.

Apr 14, 2011 02:48 AM #6
Rainer
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Not a real person
San Diego, CA

It’s nice to see mountains in Texas that look very similar to a lot of our mountains here in San Diego. Mountains they are not! JJJJ

Apr 14, 2011 04:27 AM #7
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Doug Rogers
Bayou Properties - Alexandria, LA
Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent

Looks like a nice place for fossil hunting.

Apr 14, 2011 06:13 AM #8
Rainer
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Tommy Taylor
Taylor Properties & TexasForSale.net - Kerrville, TX
CNE- Texas Hill Country Realtor

Sondra- We have a lot of History in the Hill Country and thankfully the State has noticed this and posted the Historical Markers to bring attention and share this with others.

Ricki- I had forgotten about your listing. I'll have to try and get a link to it and edit this post with it.

Russel- It is funny what we consider mountains once you go somewhere that has "REAL MOUNTAINS".

Apr 14, 2011 04:31 PM #9
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Tommy Taylor
Taylor Properties & TexasForSale.net - Kerrville, TX
CNE- Texas Hill Country Realtor

Doug- I am sure there are lots of fossils there, but I think you would end up finding more trouble than fossils if you were to attempt digging for them there. We have plenty of public access areas that are far better suited for that.

Apr 14, 2011 04:34 PM #10
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