The Southwell Company has been manufacturing quality marking products & signs in San Antonio, Texas since 1866. Here are some of our single sided bronze and aluminum historical markers.
Aluminum post cast plaque
The Longest Road – These Ruins are all that’s left of the original homestead of Christoffer Lange, an gentle German beer-maker who settled this land in 1841. He brewed small batches of lager from headwaters of the pedernales river (2 miles north) and stored it in a cool cellar somewhere on this property. Later generations of his family lived in this farmhouse until 1925 when it was converted to other uses. In 1967, Lange’s 17-year-old great-great grandson Conrad – who dreamed of being a writer – stowed his typewriter here and parked his bike beside this stone wall before enlisting in the Marine Corps and shipping out to Vietnam. Sadly, He was presumed killed in Quang Tri in 1968, but his body was never recovered. His parents prayed until the day they dies that their beloved “Connie” would miraculously return someday, so they left his bike just where you see it today.
Cast aluminum historic marker plaques.
cast aluminum plaques
John Wesley Hardin. John Wesley Hardin was not an outlaw; he was, however, a killer. It began with the accidental killing of an ex-slave during the time of one of the most corrupt administrations to ever occupy the governor’s office. Hardin was 15 years old when the rangers came after him, and he killed them too. By April of 1874 when Hardin, Jim Taylor, and cousins pushed a herd of longhorns into the town of Hamilton, he had been the state police’s most wanted man for years. With the cattle drive that would push the herd north over a month away, Hardin and the others decided to spend the time in Comanche, Where they could visit family. Comanche was known for good horse racing, and with race day planned for Hardin’s 21st birthday, Comanche was the perfect place to celebrate. By nightfall of May 26, 1874, the boys had won over $3,000 as well as most of the horses and the wagons in the county. Taking their winnings to town, the celebrating began in the Carnes-Wilson Saloon, on the west end of the north side of the square. soon the entourage moved up the street, heading east, where the Jack Wright Saloon was located, no one realizing that Brown Coundty Deputy Charles Webb had com to town for the purpose of killing Hardin.