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Near Taylor in Williamson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Howard Bland, Sr.

 
 
Howard Bland, Sr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, June 28, 2007
1. Howard Bland, Sr. Marker
Inscription. Born in Zanesville, Ohio, Howard Bland, Sr., came to Texas in 1878 and began raising sheep on his homestead near this site. An annual sheep shearing contest evolved into a community fair, and Bland donated land for the annual event. His other business interests included real estate, a commodities warehouse, a flour mill, an ice house, a hotel, a local power company, theater, and the Taylor Daily Press, an anti-Prohibition newspaper. A community leader, he served on the city council and chamber of commerce, and was a member of the 34th Texas legislature.
 
Erected 1986 by the Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 9032.)
 
Location. 30° 33.771′ N, 97° 22.217′ W. Marker is near Taylor, Texas, in Williamson County. Marker is on Farm to Market Road 112 near Farm to Market Road 619. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Taylor TX 76574, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Luther Stearns, Sr. (approx. 1.9 miles away); Dr. James Lee Dickey (approx. 2.2 miles away); Taylor National Bank (approx. 2.4 miles away); Eikel-Prewitt Building (approx.
Howard Bland, Sr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, June 28, 2007
2. Howard Bland, Sr. Marker
The sign in front reads:
This farm has been registered in the Texas Family Land Heritage Program, certifying that it has been maintained in continuous operation for more than 100 years by the same family.
Certified by the Commissioner
Texas Department of Agriculture
2.4 miles away); Bill Pickett (approx. 2.4 miles away); Preslar-Hewitt Building (approx. 2.4 miles away); City of Taylor (approx. 2.4 miles away); Taylor Post Office (approx. 2.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Taylor.
 
 
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