Midland in Midland County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
John Valentine Pliska
Site (1904-1962) of blacksmith shop of
—(Dec. 6, 1878 – July 28, 1956) —
Pliska was a master Smith. Gen. John J. Pershing had U. S. Army horses shod here during border trouble prior to World War I. Branding irons for a large west Texas area were also made here.
Pliska married Louis Hundle. They had seven children.
Erected 1970 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 2815.)
Location. 31° 59.905′ N, 102° 4.397′ W. Marker is in Midland, Texas, in Midland County. Marker is at the intersection of North Baird Street and East Texas Avenue, on the right when traveling south on North Baird Street. Click for map. Marker is on the southwest corner. Marker is in this post office area: Midland TX 79701, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Brown-Dorsey House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Former Site of Midland National Bank (about 500 feet away); Site of Midland County's First Bank Site of “The Staked Plains” (about 500 feet away); The Yucca Theatre (approx. 0.2 miles away); Midland National Bank (approx. 0.4 miles away); W. F. Scarborough Home, 1908 (approx. 0.6 miles away); Midland's First House (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Midland.
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