Bonham Things to Do

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    James Butler Bonham

    by keeweechic Written Jan 28, 2003

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    The statue was commissioned in 1936 and commentates the messenger of the Alamo. Bonham was a hero of the Alamo. He was amazing in that he left the Alamo twice during the siege to try and gain aid from Gonzales for the besieged force and also to return to escort volunteers back to the Alamo. Unfortunately after his second return to the Alamo, he was killed. He is believed to have died manning one of the cannons in the interior of the Alamo chapel.
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    Fannin County Courthouse

    by keeweechic Written Jan 28, 2003

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    The original Fannin County Courthouse was built around 1888 by W.C. Dodson. It was a more elaborate structure than what exists today. In 1929, fire unfortunately destroyed the roof and steeple. The remodelling that took place drastically changed the appearance and its nothing like some of the other courthouses in other towns. In fact its pretty ordinary as a downtown centrepiece.
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    Days of the Railroad

    by keeweechic Updated May 6, 2003

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    With the building the Museum is now housed in, there are also displays relating to the first railroad that was built in this area in a room totally devoted to the arrival in 1873 of the Iron Horse.
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    The Stockade

    by keeweechic Updated Feb 25, 2003

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    Behind the log fence in the stockade area is a doctor's buggy and military wagon which have been restored.
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    The Forts Display

    by keeweechic Updated Feb 25, 2003

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    There are 3 1830's log cabins which are in a style from the Fannin County area. There is a frontier cabin, trading post and blacksmith shop all furnished in era of their time
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    Fire Exhibit

    by keeweechic Written Jan 28, 2003

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    There is a mini Fire Museum which features a restored 1918 American LaFrance fire truck complete with vintage fire fighting equipment and clothing.
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    Changes in Communication

    by keeweechic Updated Jan 28, 2003

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    In relation to the changes in communication over the years, there are exhibits of a telephone switchboard and a radio collection.
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    Confederate Memorial

    by keeweechic Written Jan 28, 2003

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    Also on the grounds of the courthouse is a Confederate memorial. The Memorial says to the Confederate Soldiers who sacrificed their lives for a just cause.
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