Junction in Kimble County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Used as a park long before formally deeded to people by Capt. Charles Schreiner in 1916.
Picnics and gatherings were held here, as well as political rallies. A large rock doubled as podium. When the Confederate veterans reunion was held here, 1908, rains caused Llano River to flood. For 3 days people on both sides of the river were conveyed back and forth by an aerial "Tramway" to visit and attend meetings and programs.
Park donor Charles Schreiner (1838 - 1927) was born in France. He pioneered in banking, marketing mohair; ran large general store.
Erected 1970 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 4604.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Parks & Recreational Areas. A significant historical year for this entry is 1916.
Location. 30° 29.447′ N, 99° 45.642′ W. Marker is in Junction, Texas, in Kimble County. Marker is at the intersection of North 1st Street and Pecan Street, on the right when traveling north on North 1st Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Junction TX 76849, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance Kimble County's First Sawmill (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); South Llano Crossing (approx. ¼ mile away); Burt M. Fleming (approx. ¼ mile away); Kimble County Jail (approx. ¼ mile away); Private First Class Whitt L. Moreland (approx. ¼ mile away); Captain Russell Keith Fleming (approx. ¼ mile away); City of Junction (approx. 0.3 miles away); Kimble County (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Junction.
Also see . . . Capt. Charles Schreiner. TSHA Texas State Historical Association (Submitted on November 15, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 15, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 164 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 15, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.