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UT Tower Shooting Memorial

 
 
UT Tower Shooting Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Larry D. Moore, May 18, 2019
1. UT Tower Shooting Memorial
Inscription.  
Interfecti August 1, 1966

Thomas Aquinas Ashton
Dr. Robert H. Boyer
Thomas Frederick Eckman
Mark Jerome Gabour
Karen Joan Griffith
David H. Gunby
Thomas Ray Karr
Marguerite Gabour Lamport
Claudia Rutt
Roy Dell Schmidt
Paul Bolton Sonntag
Officer Billy Paul Speed
Edna Elizabeth Rose Townsley
Harry Walchuk
Kathleen Leissner Whitman
Margaret Hodges Whitman
Baby Boy Wilson


The University of Texas at Austin remembers with profound sorrow the
tragedy of August 1. 1966. This space is dedicated as the Tower Garden,
a memorial to those who died, to those who were wounded, and to the
countless other victims who were immeasurably affected by the tragedy.

 
Erected 2016 by The Tower Memorial Enhancement Group.
 
Location. 30° 17.218′ N, 97° 44.369′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Marker is at the intersection of University Avenue and Inner Campus Drive, on the right when traveling
UT Tower Shooting Memorial Area image. Click for full size.
By Larry D. Moore, May 18, 2019
2. UT Tower Shooting Memorial Area
south on University Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Austin TX 78705, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Littlefield Home (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gerhard-Schoch House (approx. ¼ mile away); All Saints’ Episcopal Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary (approx. 0.3 miles away); Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary Campus (approx. 0.3 miles away); Buen Retiro (approx. 0.4 miles away); Rebecca Kilgore Stuart Red (approx. 0.4 miles away); Goodall Wooten House (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austin.
 
Also see . . .  University of Texas tower shooting. (Submitted on May 19, 2019, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas.)
 
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Inscribed bench at memorial image. Click for full size.
By Larry D. Moore, May 18, 2019
3. Inscribed bench at memorial
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 7, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 19, 2019, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. This page has been viewed 75 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 19, 2019, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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