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Near Snyder in Scurry County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Von Roeder Cotton Breeding Farms

 
 
Von Roeder Cotton Breeding Farms Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, November 11, 2017
1. Von Roeder Cotton Breeding Farms Marker
Inscription.  Pioneer cotton breeders; aides to world fiber market, economy.

Clemens Von Roeder, born 1888 in Austin County, moved 1907 to Scurry County. As farmer began use of mutations, 1923, produced a long staple, big boll cotton; later added strains to resist hail, windstorm, rust.

He was joined by his brother Nolan in 1934; Bentley Baize, an agricultural executive, 1940; and Nolan's son, Max, in 1957.

Von Roeder-marketed seeds are Texas Mammoth and Western Prolific, for hand-picking; and Western Storm Proof, for modern mechanical harvesting.
 
Erected 1967 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 5662.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Agriculture. A significant historical year for this entry is 1888.
 
Location. 32° 43.676′ N, 100° 57.883′ W. Marker is near Snyder, Texas, in Scurry County. Marker is on U.S. 180, 0.1 miles west of Farm to Market Road 1611, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Snyder TX 79549, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies.
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The Block 97 Controversy (approx. 1.9 miles away); Stanfield House, 1910 (approx. 2.6 miles away); First Christian Church (approx. 2.6 miles away); E. W. Clark House (approx. 2.6 miles away); Channel of Deep Creek (approx. 2.7 miles away); F. J. Grayum Home (approx. 2.7 miles away); Witness Tree (approx. 2.7 miles away); a different marker also named Witness Tree (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Snyder.
 
Von Roeder Cotton Breeding Farms Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, November 11, 2017
2. Von Roeder Cotton Breeding Farms Marker
Von Roeder Cotton Breeding Farms Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, November 11, 2017
3. Von Roeder Cotton Breeding Farms Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 30, 2017. It was originally submitted on November 30, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 372 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 30, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.

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