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Mineola in Wood County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

O. P. Pyle

 
 
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By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2019
1. O. P. Pyle Marker
Inscription.  Arkansas native Owen Pinkney Pyle (1867-1919) was publisher and editor of the Mineola courier at the turn of the century. An advocate of the farmer he was instrumental in establishing the Texas Farm Union and the National Farmers Educational and Cooperative Union. He served as the first president of the latter and also published the "National Co-operator'', the organization's weekly newspaper. Pyle built his home at this site in 1903-04 but later settled in Belton, where he continued to be a prominent journalist and leader of the state's progressive movement.
 
Erected 1982 by Texas Historical Commission.
 
Location. 32° 39.887′ N, 95° 29.405′ W. Marker is in Mineola, Texas, in Wood County. Marker is at the intersection of North Line Street and West Kilpatrick Street, on the left when traveling north on North Line Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 123 North Line Street, Mineola TX 75773, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. O. P. Pyle House (a few steps from this marker); "The Old Mineola City Hall" (a few steps from
O. P. Pyle Marker on left. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2019
2. O. P. Pyle Marker on left.
this marker); Birthplace of Miss Ima Hogg (within shouting distance of this marker); Gov. James Stephen Hogg and Wood County (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of Barney B. Hart House (about 300 feet away); Mallory Bros. Grocery and Feed Stores (about 400 feet away); Dr Pepper Bottling Plant (about 400 feet away); First Baptist Church of Mineola (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mineola.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 5, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 5, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 74 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 5, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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