Giddings, Texas: When Granite Fell Off The Trains

Big pink granite boulders fell off of railroad flatcars circa 1903. Rather than haul them away, the town put up a historical marker.
Address:
W. Railroad Row, Giddings, TX
Directions:
Downtown, on the west side of US-77/N. Main St., a block north of its intersection with US-290W. Austin St. Behind a green highway sign for the Henry G. "Bud" Lehman Hwy. Easy to miss.
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I fell off of a train.

When Granite Fell Off The Trains

Granite boulders fell off trains and landed in different locations around where the railroad tracks used to be.

[Erin Jatzlau, 01/20/2020]

According to a historical marker, the boulders fell off of the trains around 1903. "These rocks have been on the railroad right of way in Giddings for all these years."


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