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Benefits Thurber Cemetery Assn.

Nationwide, there are several hundred thousand people whose roots go back to Thurber. Thurber preservation projects to date include RESTORATION of the century old Thurber Cemetery with over 1000 graves; MOVING back to Thurber and restoring historic St. Barbara's Church; RESTORING and furnishing a typical coal miners house; BUILDING two bocci ball courts where a State Championship Tournament is held each year; RESTORING a train car which carried miners to work; ERECTING eight State Historical Markers within a one mile radius of Thurber; DISPLAYING on New York Hill a large bronze plaque overview of Thurber's significant buildings and sites; PRODUCING the VHS tape A Boom Town To Ghost Town which has been shown several times on national TV.

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Plaque presented to the Thurber Historical Association / Thurber, Texas Web site on November 7, 1999 for their heroic contributions to the preservation of Texas history. Award image © Texas Ghost Towns