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Strawn in Palo Pinto County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Mary Jane Gentry

 
 
Mary Jane Gentry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, September 8, 2016
1. Mary Jane Gentry Marker
Inscription. Born in Boston in 1912, Mary Jane Catherine Gentry became an accomplished educator, historian, author and world traveler. Her 1946 University of Texas Masterís thesis, written under supervision of Walter Prescott Webb, was entitled “Thurber: The Life and Death of a Texas Town.” Today, it is a classic in Texas cultural and social history, and still guides much of the continuing research and interpretation of that historic town. She also co-authored The Story of Texas, adopted as a seventh-grade history textbook and used by children throughout the state. Gentry taught in public schools at Thurber, Springer Gap, San Angelo, Austin and Odessa, and at Odessa College before passing away in Dallas in 1996.
 
Erected 2007 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13990.)
 
Location. 32° 32.455′ N, 98° 29.901′ W. Marker is in Strawn, Texas, in Palo Pinto County. Marker can be reached from Grant Avenue (Texas Route 16) 0.1 miles from Willow Street, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is located in Mount Marion Cemetery; the above directions are to the Grant Avenue (SH 16) entrance to the cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Strawn TX 76475, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
Mary Jane Gentry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, September 8, 2016
2. Mary Jane Gentry Marker
markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mount Marion Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); Strawn City Hall (approx. 0.8 miles away); Strawn (approx. 0.8 miles away); Bethel Strawn, C.S.A. (approx. 0.8 miles away); Thomas House (approx. 1.2 miles away); Joseph Peter Davidson (approx. 2.7 miles away); Mingus Baptist Church (approx. 4.4 miles away); Thurber Junction and the T&P Railroad Presence (approx. 4.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Strawn.
 
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Mount Marion Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, September 8, 2016
3. Mount Marion Cemetery
Mount Marion Cemetery (right) and Mary Jane Gentry (left) markers are visible next to road
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 104 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on October 4, 2016.
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