Friday, May 28, 2010
Historical marker to be dedicated at Sale Park
The City of Bryan invites the public to a ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Friday, June 4, to dedicate an official Texas Historical Marker at Gloria Stephan Sale Park.
Bryan was platted on land granted to the Houston and Texas Central Railroad in 1859. In 1900, a second railroad, the Calvert, Waco and Brazos Valley, was built through Bryan by George Gould. The Calvert, Waco and Brazos Valley Railroad built a train depot in 1900 at the site that is now known as Gloria Stephan Sale Park.
Until it was razed in 1990, many social events were hosted at the train depot.
In 1901, when the tracks were extended to Waco, the Calvert, Waco and Brazos Valley Railroad merged with the International and Great Northern Railroad. The trains helped Bryan become a center of commerce, as the railroads were used to ship goods, particularly cotton, to larger markets for sale. Passengers also used the trains for travel.
Join us after the historical marker dedication for the quarterly Art Step event in Downtown Bryan.
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