Post in Garza County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Mrs. Merriweather Post
Daughter of C. W. Post. Lived in Texas 1888-1891. Had part with father in locating colony here 1906; rescued local economy by aid after 1917 drought. Co-donor, site for Post Recreation Center. Donor, South Plains Council Boy Scouts Camp; books and paintings to South Plains College.
A leading philanthropist in arts and humanities. Benefactress, C. W. Post College, Long Island University; founder "Music for Young America." Recipient of 30 citations for service, 3 honorary degrees, 6 foreign decorations. A woman endowed with true virtues of generosity and compassion.
Erected 1968 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 3515.)
Location. 33° 11.454′ N, 101° 22.872′ W. Marker is in Post, Texas, in Garza County. Marker is at the intersection of South Avenue L and Main Street, on the right when traveling south on South Avenue L. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 Main Street, Post TX 79356, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Charles W. Post (here, next to this marker); Garza County (here, next to this marker); Garza County Courthouse Old Post Sanitarium (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mason Memorial Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); C. W. Post Home (approx. ¼ mile away); C. W. Post Rain Battles (approx. 2.8 miles away); Twin Chimneys (approx. 2.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Post.
Regarding Mrs. Merriweather Post. Mrs. Merriweather Post passed away in 1973, 5 years after marker was installed.
Also see . . . Wikipedia article on Mrs. Post. (Submitted on September 20, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Categories. • Charity & Public Work • Notable Persons •
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