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Rowena in Runnels County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

SPJST Lodge No. 49

SPJST Lodge No. 49 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 13, 2016
1. SPJST Lodge No. 49 Marker
Inscription.  On May 2, 1904, eighteen charter members organized SPJST Lodge No. 49 in Runnels County. Founded just eight years after the SPJST’s organization, Lodge No. 49 continued the Czech-Texan benevolent society’s goals of promoting fellowship and Czech culture, and providing life insurance and care for its members. In 1927, the lodge began working with local Sokol organization members on a new building. Once opened, it functioned as a meeting place for the groups, in addition to other organizations. Sporting activities and community and celebratory events have also been held on the grounds. Today, SPJST Lodge No. 49 continues to promote fraternalism while building up the Rowena community.
Erected 2009 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 16206.)
Location. 31° 38.66′ N, 100° 2.478′ W. Marker is in Rowena, Texas, in Runnels County. Marker is on Concho Road (Farm to Market Road 2133) south of Ewald Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rowena TX 76875, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured
S.P.J.S.T. Lodge 49 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 13, 2016
2. S.P.J.S.T. Lodge 49
as the crow flies. Sons of Hermann Lodge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rowena (approx. 0.4 miles away); Oldest Rock Building in City (approx. 0.6 miles away); Sweet Home School (approx. 4.4 miles away); J.W. Clampitt (approx. 6.7 miles away); San Clemente Mission (approx. 6.8 miles away); Colorado River Ferry Crossing (approx. 8.4 miles away); Abilene & Southern Depot (approx. 8˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rowena.
Also see . . .
1. SPJST History. From the website. (Submitted on July 22, 2016.) 

2. Czechs (in Texas). From the Texas State Historical Association's "Handbook of Texas Online". (Submitted on February 19, 2017, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.) 
Categories. Fraternal or Sororal Organizations

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Credits. This page was last revised on February 19, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 22, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 261 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 22, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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