Texas Mexican Boxcar LbNA # 57206
|Owner||lankin's purple monkeys|
|Placed Date||Feb 12 2011|
Hebbronville, Texas dates back to 1883 when the Texas Mexican Railroad built through the area. Francisco Pena was the stationmaster at the Railroad stop he modestly named Pena. He refused to sell a right-of-way to the railroad, so they loaded the station onto a flatcar and moved it to land owned by rancher James Hebbron. James R. Hebbron was born in London, England in 1828 and spent much of his time in the US in what later became Salinas, California. However, he did much to develop cattle ranching around Hebbronville for a time. He died in 1926, at the age of 98.
To find the Texas Mexican Boxcar, travel into Hebbronville Texas on Highway 16. Take a left on FM 359 (West Galbraith Street). Pass the Ford Dealership on the right and the next block you will find The National Supply Company on your right. Pull into the parking lot and you will see what is left of the Texas Mexican Boxcar. With your back to the boxcar and facing the National Supply Company, count 4 windows beginning from the left. Directly under the 4th window is a concrete pillar on the ground. “Texas Mexican Boxcar” is hidden behind that concrete pillar.