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Near Shamrock in Wheeler County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Old Pakan School

 
 
Old Pakan School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, November 16, 2016
1. Old Pakan School Marker
Inscription.  Named for Sam Pakan, Sr., (1875-1929), Slovak emigrant. Success in Chicago enabled him to buy land here, 1904. Ten other Slovak families joined him and pooled funds to build first school, 1907. Some old settlers remaining include Linkeys, Mertels, Pakans, Macinas, Hrnciars, Smith and Cadras.
 
Erected 1967 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 3776.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. A significant historical year for this entry is 1904.
 
Location. 35° 17.061′ N, 100° 25.912′ W. Marker is near Shamrock, Texas, in Wheeler County. Marker is on Farm to Market Road 453, 4 miles north of Interstate 40, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Shamrock TX 79079, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lela School (approx. 6.2 miles away); World War II Prisoner of War Camp at McLean (approx. 6.7 miles away); Devil's Rope Museum, McLean, Texas (approx. 10 miles away); Avalon Theater, McLean, Texas
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(approx. 10.2 miles away); McLean Methodist Church (approx. 10.2 miles away); First Phillips 66 Station (approx. 10.3 miles away); Quanah Parker Trail (approx. 10.6 miles away); Bowers Cemetery (approx. 10.7 miles away).
 
Old Pakan School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, November 16, 2016
2. Old Pakan School Marker
Old Pakan School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen Lowrey, July 12, 2020
3. Old Pakan School Marker
Old Pakan School image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, November 16, 2016
4. Old Pakan School
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 10, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 532 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 10, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   3. submitted on July 14, 2020, by Allen Lowrey of Amarillo, Texas.   4. submitted on December 10, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.

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Jul. 12, 2024