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Del Rio in Val Verde County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Max and Anna Stool

 
 
Max and Anna Stool Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jenn Wintermantel, April 21, 2019
1. Max and Anna Stool Marker
Inscription.  Jewish merchant Max Stool (d. 1972) emigrated to the U.S. from an area of Russia once part of Poland. Settling first in Chicago, he came to Del Rio in 1904 while on a train trip to California and decided to stay. He sold wares as a peddler and soon opened a department store known as "The Guarantee." His wife, Anna (Ratner) (d. 1934), also a native of Russia, joined him in the business, and together they bought land and built commercial structures, persuading national chain stores to locate in the developing downtown. The story of Jewish immigrants Max and Anna Stool, whose home was located here, reflects hard work, entrepreneurship and commitment to the quality of life in their adopted hometown.
 
Erected 2006 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13639.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionIndustry & CommerceRailroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 29° 21.455′ N, 100° 53.99′ W. Marker is in Del Rio, Texas
Max and Anna Stool Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jenn Wintermantel, April 21, 2019
2. Max and Anna Stool Marker
, in Val Verde County. Marker is on Griner Street 0.1 miles north of East Canal Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Del Rio TX 78840, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Canal System of Del Rio (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Del Rio National Bank Building (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Camp Hudson, C.S.A. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Val Verde County Courthouse Square (approx. 0.2 miles away); John Taini (approx. ¼ mile away); Sacred Heart Catholic Church (approx. ¼ mile away); City of Del Rio (approx. ¼ mile away); First United Methodist Church of Del Rio (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Del Rio.
 
Max and Anna Stool House image. Click for full size.
By Jenn Wintermantel, April 21, 2019
3. Max and Anna Stool House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 23, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 16, 2019, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 127 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 16, 2019, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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