Shelby County Marker - Center, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX
N 31° 47.687 W 094° 10.892
15R E 388145 N 3518296
Quick Description: Bronze on granite marker is on the south side of the Shelby County Courthouse Square.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 8/3/2020 8:45:19 AM
Waymark Code: WM12XZB
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member blackjack65
Views: 1

Long Description:
Smithsonian Art Inventory

"A relief depicting the head of a soldier from the neck up, wearing a high-collared military uniform and a hat. Two decorative branches of leaves flank the head on each side. A star appears below the head and a lengthy inscription follows. The relief is inset into the front of a granite stele."


Texas Historical Commission

"In 1935, the Texas Legislature created the Commission of Control for Texas Centennial Celebrations to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Texas’ independence from Mexico. More than three million dollars in state funds were appropriated for “the placing of suitable markers, memorials or buildings at places where historic events occurred…the placing of monuments to early patriots of Texas…the purchasing of suitable tracts of land where necessary for an approved celebration; and the staging of pageants at appropriate places; and an exposition in the recognition of the basic industries and their historical significance in the progress and growth of Texas.” The state placed about 1,100 exposition buildings, memorial museums, statues, and granite and bronze markers and monuments around Texas. The Texas Historical Commission, created in 1953, monitors the 1936 markers and coordinates their repair or relocation when necessary."

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Date Sculpture was opened for vewing?: 1/1/1936

Where is this sculpture?:
124 Austin St.
Center, TX USA


Sculptors Name: Unknown

Website for sculpture?: Not listed

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