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UT Tower Shooting Memorial

 
 
UT Tower Shooting Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
 
Topics. This historical marker and memorial is listed in this topic list: Notable Events.
 
Location. 30° 17.218′ N, 97° 44.369′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Marker is
UT Tower Shooting Memorial Area image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry D. Moore, May 18, 2019
2. UT Tower Shooting Memorial Area
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at the intersection of University Avenue and Inner Campus Drive, on the right when traveling 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. Barbara Jordan Statue (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Littlefield Home (about 500 feet away); Gerhard-Schoch House (approx. ¼ mile away); Dr. Robert Lee "R.L." Moore (approx. 0.3 miles away); All Saints' Chapel (approx. 0.3 miles 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. 0.4 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.)
 
Inscribed bench at memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry D. Moore, May 18, 2019
3. Inscribed bench at memorial
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 19, 2019, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. This page has been viewed 219 times since then and 46 times this year. 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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May. 27, 2022