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Lamar in Aransas County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Mills Wharf

 
 
Mills Wharf Marker image. Click for full size.
By Norman Frank, March 8, 2013
1. Mills Wharf Marker
Inscription. Mills Wharf, built by John Howard Mills in 1932, was a renowned center for waterfowl hunting and fishing from the 1930s until it was sold in 1960. It consisted of cottages, a cook house, a guide service office, a store, a tackle shop, and a unique wildlife museum with a famous duck, featured in “Ripley’s Believe It Or Not,” which had an oyster permanently attached to its foot. The new “Hug the Coast” Highway 35 made the wharf accessible, thereby aiding the growth of the tourism industry in the area. In 1946, Herbert and Harry Mills bought the wharf from their parents and expanded the business with a unique seaplane service to drop off customers at remote fishing sites.
175 years of Texas Independence * 1836–2011
Marker is property of the State of Texas

 
Erected 2012 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 16924.)
 
Location. 28° 8.223′ N, 97° 0.42′ W. Marker is in Lamar, Texas, in Aransas County. Marker is at the intersection of Mills Wharf Road and Lyndon B Johnson Causeway (Texas Highway 35), on the right when traveling east on Mills Wharf Road. Click for map. Locals call LBJ Causeway the Copano Causeway. Marker is near
Mills Wharf Marker and Sea-Gun Bait Shop image. Click for full size.
By Norman Frank, March 8, 2013
2. Mills Wharf Marker and Sea-Gun Bait Shop
Sea-Gun Bait House next to their boat launch. Marker is in this post office area: Rockport TX 78382, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of the Town of Lamar (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); John Fagan (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Lamar Cemetery (approx. 1.2 miles away); Stella Maris Chapel (approx. 1.2 miles away); Site of One of the Homes of James Power (approx. 2.4 miles away); Aransas County Airport (approx. 4 miles away); Fulton Cemetery (approx. 5 miles away); Fulton Packeries (approx. 5.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Lamar.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
View from Mills Wharf Road image. Click for full size.
By Norman Frank, March 8, 2013
3. View from Mills Wharf Road
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Norman Frank of Rockport, Texas. This page has been viewed 454 times since then and 31 times this year. Last updated on , by Norman Frank of Rockport, Texas. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Norman Frank of Rockport, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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