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Plainview in Hale County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Wayland Heritage Plaza

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, November 17, 2015
1. Wayland Heritage Plaza Marker
Inscription. The Wayland Heritage Plaza, featuring the bronze statue of the university's founder and namesake, Dr. James Henry Wayland, was formally dedicated Aug, 20-21, 2008, as part of WBU's centennial celebration with the theme “Dreams to Reality.” The first ceremony was an outdoor chapel service for students, faculty and staff at 11 A.M. Aug. 20 and also included opening of a time capsule buried just to the north of the main entrance of Gates Hall in 1984. The second ceremony for the general public was held the next evening with mayor John C. Anderson presenting a proclamation saluting the occasion. Several members of the Wayland family attended, including Beulah McInnish, Dr. Wayland's granddaughter who was raised as one of his children. She was 99 at the time of the dedication. The Wayland statue was created by nationally-known Lubbock sculptor Eddie Dixon and is 1 ½ times life size. Bricks for the plaza were salvaged from Matador Hall, the women's dorm and first building finished on campus, which was torn down in the late 1990's. Major funding for the plaza came from the James and Eva Mayer foundation of Plainview. Gifts for the statue were secured over a period of several years.
 
Erected 2008.
 
Location. 34° 11.195′ 
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By Bill Kirchner, November 17, 2015
2. Wayland Heritage Plaza Marker
N, 101° 43.519′ W. Marker is in Plainview, Texas, in Hale County. Marker can be reached from West 7th Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1900 West 7th Street, Plainview TX 79072, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dr. James Henry Wayland (a few steps from this marker); Gates Hall (a few steps from this marker); Seth Ward College (approx. 0.6 miles away); Plainview Cemetery and Memorial Park (approx. 0.8 miles away); Edwin Lowden Lowe (approx. 0.9 miles away); Rawleigh Porteus Smyth (approx. 0.9 miles away); Blasingame Home (approx. 0.9 miles away); Emma Grigsby Meharg (approx. one mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Plainview.
 
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By Bill Kirchner, November 17, 2015
3. Wayland Heritage Plaza
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 156 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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