Bettie Thatcher


Aged unknown

Family tree

Commemorated on 1 plaque

Texas Historical Marker #17187

Carriage Step on Prairie Street. A carriage step is a block of stone or concrete placed at the street as a courtesy to guests stepping out of carriages and was a symbol of prominent families in the community. These steps are remnants of a time when livery stables, blacksmith shops, hitching posts and watering troughs lined the streets. In 1879, the Robert Robson family sold the Prairie Street home to R. S. Stephens, a railroad purchasing agent, and his wife, Bettie Thatcher. The carriage step at this house is in the original location and is the only known carriage step in Columbus. Along with the watering stough at the Colorado County Courthouse, the carriage step is a surviving relic of an earlier era. #17187

1118 Prairie Street, Columbus, TX, United States where they lived (1879)