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Steele's Store Community - OU028B

 Historical Marker

Hidden by  NativTxn

N 30° 40.190' W 96° 32.940' (WGS84)

 Coordinates in Other Systems
 Location: United States > Texas
 Cache Type: Virtual
 Size: No container
 Status: Ready for Search
 Date Hidden: 17 April 2011
 Date Created: 18 April 2011
 Last Modified: 11 May 2011
 Waypoint: OU028B


{{found}} 6 x Found
{{not_found}} 0 x Did Not Find
{{comment}} 0 Comments
0 Notes
0 Watchers
2395 Visitors
3 x Rated
Rated as: Good
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Description   EN   

There's not many places to put a traditional container so this is a virtual.  The sign reads:

Anglo settlement in this area can be traced to 1851. Henry B. Steele built a general merchandise store in 1855 to serve residents of the rural community, originally called XXXXXXX because of frequent Brazos River floods. The store became the center of the community, and when a post office was established there in 1878 the settlement was renamed Steele's Store. Italian immigrants, primarily from the provinces of Trapani and Palermo, began settling here in the 1870s. Many of the families established large farms, and by the early 20th Century the Italian community here was one of the largest in the United States. A one-room schoolhouse built in 1889 was later replaced with larger structures as the population grew. The school eventually was consolidated with the Brazos County Independent School District. Predominantly Roman Catholic, the settlement was served by priests from St. Anthony's Church in Bryan until 1903, when San Salvador Catholic Church was built. The church became the focal point of the community, with traditional Sicilian celebrations held each March to honor St. Joseph. Many descendants of the area's pioneer Italian families still reside in the vicinity.


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Brazos Valley Geocachers


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Log Entries    {{found}} 6x {{not_found}} 0x {{comment}} 0x     Show All Log Entries   New Log Entry

1 11 June 2016 tripman1 Found it

I was in Texas on a quick visit back in March and to make a long story short, I thought I had lost this photo.  Used a linux program called photorec, and can now log this one. Thanks NativTxn

1 29 March 2013 Aardvark Found it

One of the good things about caching is all the new information learned while chasing down a cache.  Thanks

1 09 November 2012 AgNav Found it

A little windy out here today. TFTC. 

1 22 March 2012 TommyGator Found it

Wasn't having much luck with some local caches, so this one was a welcome way to end a day of caching before heading home for supper.  Mrs T. and I had heard of this place many times but never visited--until today.  Thanks for bringing us to this historic site!
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1 08 May 2011 geohiker Found it

Another cool historical marker virtual.  We enjoyed learning more about the area.  TFTVC