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Roscoe in Nolan County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

George Parks

 
 
George Parks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, January 20, 2015
1. George Parks Marker
Inscription. George W. Parks, Jr. (1906-1983), lived a life of service to the community. He was instrumental in the creation of Howard Park, the baseball field, and the city swimming pool, but more important than the physical reminders of his works is the impact he had on the people and quality of life in Roscoe.

As editor of The Roscoe Times, he was a strong advocate for civic improvement and involvement, and as the scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 37 and director of the Roscoe Boys Club, he left an indelible mark on the lives of countless boys who grew up here from the 1930's to the 1980's, teaching them by example the virtues of citizenship, cooperation, honesty, decency, leadership, self-reliance, and patriotism. He took boys on trips all over Texas and surrounding states as well as to California and Washington, DC, and also taught them how to swim, hunt, fish, hike, and play numerous games and sports.

His influence on the lives of people he touched is permanent and lasting, and Roscoe is a better place because of his works and lifelong dedication.
 
Erected 2012.
 
Location. 32° 26.763′ N, 100° 32.306′ W. Marker is in Roscoe, Texas, in Nolan County. Marker can be reached from the intersection
George Parks Marker in Memorial Park image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, January 20, 2015
2. George Parks Marker in Memorial Park
of Broadway Street and Cypress Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is located in Memorial Park at the northeast corner of the intersection. Marker is in this post office area: Roscoe TX 79545, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Roscoe, Snyder & Pacific Railway (a few steps from this marker); Roscoe Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); The Bankhead Highway (a few steps from this marker); Roscoe Cemetery (approx. 1.2 miles away); W.A.S.P. Training Base: Avenger Field (approx. 3.9 miles away); Women Airforce Service Pilots (approx. 4 miles away); Sweetwater Cemetery (approx. 6.8 miles away); Trammell House (approx. 7.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Roscoe.
 
More about this marker. Inscribed on the rear of the marker panel is a quote from Abraham Lincoln: “No man stands so tall as when he stoops to help a child.”
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
Rear Side of George Parks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, January 20, 2015
3. Rear Side of George Parks Marker
View to southwest towards intersection of Broadway Street and Cypress Street
Markers and Memorials in Memorial Park image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, January 20, 2015
4. Markers and Memorials in Memorial Park
Park is located at the northeast corner of the intersection of Broadway Street and Cypress Street
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 286 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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