Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Texas FM-1

Photos by Mark M. Hancock / © The Beaumont Enterprise

A truck hauls a logging tractor along Texas FM-1 in Sabine County on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2006. The state's first farm-to-market road was paved by the state at the urging of area industries.

Sheena Williamson, 15, mows the easement by her home in Bronson, Texas as a lumber truck passes.

Pineland Route 1 carrier Sandra Creech delivers mail on Texas FM-1 in Sabine County. The road was designated as Texas FM-1 on April 23, 1941.

A log truck moves from a dirt road onto Texas FM-1. The winding road travels through former lumber towns, pine forests and farmland.

A log truck turns onto Texas FM-1 in Sabine County. The state continues to maintain the road.

A log truck passes under a railroad tressel near Pineland, Texas on Texas FM-1. Temple Lumber Co. and two gas companies initially convinced the state to pave the road and keep their trucks from being stuck in the mud.

A log truck moves along a long stretch of Texas FM-1 in Sabine County. FM-1 successfully freed farmers from muddy roads and spread the concept throughout the state.

Please read "FM 1 in East Texas piney woods is the original country road" by F.A. Krift.


Phlip said...

Great series of images.

Bryon Houlgrave said...

Yes, this is a very nice photo series.