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Alpine in Brewster County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Our Pioneers

 
 
Our Pioneers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 24, 2012
1. Our Pioneers Marker
Inscription. This marble slab and tablet carries our message of grateful remembrance for their interest in and courage to seek a home site in this rugged, yet beautiful range of mountains and valleys. Most of our pioneers came in the eighties and it can be said they were also explorers coming from far-a-way places in Texas and other states. Most all were sons of the soil, seeking ranch lands to raise cattle, sheep and goats. Some had apiaries and hogs, others mining, all raised poultry. They were fortunate that the state of Texas in that period would sell states school land to bonafide settlers on terms of forty years at low interest rate. They faced a Herculean task, limited communication and transportation. Cattle were driven over trails to north central markets. In spite of their many problems by living on the ranch, their energy and frugality paid high dividends. Most all were successful. Their contribution to the growth and development of Brewster County has been great.

We salute the living
We memorialize the dead

 
Location. 30° 21.536′ N, 103° 39.79′ W. Marker is in Alpine, Texas, in Brewster County. Marker is at the intersection of North 6th Street and West Sul Ross Avenue, on the right when traveling south on
Our Pioneers Monument image. Click for full size.
By Zacharias Beau T, February 29, 2012
2. Our Pioneers Monument
Northeast lawn with Brewster County courthouse and Colonel Henry Brewster memorial in background.
North 6th Street. Click for map. Marker is on the southwest corner. Marker is in this post office area: Alpine TX 79830, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 105 Howitzer (within shouting distance of this marker); Colonel Henry P. Brewster (within shouting distance of this marker); Brewster County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); This Enduring Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Brewster County Jail WWII Monument (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); In Memoriam (about 500 feet away); John R. Holland (about 600 feet away); Holland Hotel Building (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Alpine.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Our Pioneers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 24, 2012
3. Our Pioneers Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 264 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   2. submitted on , by Zacharias Beau T of Alpine, Texas.   3. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on February 19, 2017.
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