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John H. Reagan Monument
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil
N 31° 45.470 W 095° 37.519
15R E 251336 N 3516593
Quick Description: The 1911 John H. Reagan Monument in the southeast corner of Reagan Park is a grandfathered Texas Historical Marker. You'll find the monument near the corner where US 287 (Crockett Rd) and E Park Ave meet in Palestine, TX.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 9/16/2019 6:51:13 PM
Waymark Code: WM11AFM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
Views: 1

Long Description:
The work of the great Pompeo Coppini, the monument is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It features John H. Reagan as "The Old Roman", standing in front of a chair with his arm thrown outward in an oratorical pose: He's facing downtown Palestine. His name is on the front of the base, with a note about him on one side, and a quote from the Book of Proverbs on the other. A bronze plaque is on the reverse, noting his political and civic achievements.

Seated below him and deep in thought is a Roman soldier who symbolizes the "Lost Cause of the Confederacy." He once had a sword, but vandals have done their work: The pommel is lost, while the blade itself is at the nearby Museum for East Texas Culture.
Marker Number: 8802

Marker Text:
John H. Reagan

"The Old Roman's" highest ambition
was to do his full duty;
Consciousness of having done it
was his ample reward.

"A good name is rather to be
chosen than great riches,
and loving favor rather
than silver and gold."


Probate Jvdge Henderson Covnty Texas 1846.1847
Representative Texas Legislature 1847.1848
District Jvdge in Texas 1852.1857
Representative from Texas U.S. Congress 1857.1861
Representative from Texas Provisional Congress Confederate States of America 1861
Postmaster General of the Confederate States of America 1861.1865
Secretary of the Treasury of the Confederate States of America 1865
Delegate to Convention Framing Constitution of Texas 1874.1875
Representative from Texas U.S. Congress 1875.1887
Senator from Texas U.S. Congress 1887.1891
Chairman Railroad Commission of Texas 1891.1902
Author Memoirs of Secession and the Civil War 1902.1905


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