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Harper in Gillespie County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Harper Community Park

 
 
Harper Community Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, September 5, 2020
1. Harper Community Park Marker
Inscription.  In 1946, Harper residents formed a committee to secure land for a park. From the beginning, resident aided the efforts through labor, finances and planning. Organizations also contributed, providing funds for the purchase of property and for construction. An arena was built almost immediately, in 1948. Other improvements included a baseball field, a football field, a recreational hall and rodeo grounds. In 1962, the park added additional land and a community hall. In 1986, the Harper Pioneer Museum opened on the grounds. Many noted Harper residents have served on the park board. Today, Harper Community Park remains a treasured institution and a model for how residents can work together to improve their community.
 
Erected 2009 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 15992.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Parks & Recreational Areas. A significant historical year for this entry is 1946.
 
Location. 30° 18.08′ N, 99° 14.896′ W. Marker is in Harper, Texas, in Gillespie County. Marker is on Harper Pioneer Park Drive north of U.S.
Harper Community Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, September 5, 2020
2. Harper Community Park Marker
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290, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Harper TX 78631, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of the McDonald Massacre (approx. 0.2 miles away); Harper Independent School District (approx. 0.3 miles away); St. James Lutheran Church (approx. half a mile away); The Dowdy Tragedy of 1878 (approx. 11.6 miles away); Sunset Cemetery (approx. 11.8 miles away); St. Peter Lutheran Church (approx. 12.2 miles away); Spanish Road to Santa Fe, 1808 (approx. 12.2 miles away); Squaw Creek Primitive Baptist Church (approx. 12½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harper.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 15, 2020, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 87 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 21, 2020, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.

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May. 21, 2022