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Junction in Kimble County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Burt M. Fleming

American Legion Post No. 237

 
 
Burt M. Fleming American Legion Post No. 237 Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, October 31, 2020
1. Burt M. Fleming American Legion Post No. 237 Marker
Inscription.  

Organized on May 15, 1919, American Legion Post No. 237 was named for Burt M. Fleming, who was killed in France during World War I. One of the best known organizations in Kimble County, the post sponsored such activities as charity functions, sporting events, celebrations, and conventions. In 1938 the legion post built its own home of native rock on this site, embedding the interior walls with wartime memorabilia. A new Memorial Hall was erected following World War II, though the "Legion Hut" continued to be used extensively. In 1966 the Legion granted the use of the hut to the County Historical Museum.
 
Erected 1998 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 11997.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Fraternal or Sororal Organizations.
 
Location. 30° 29.314′ N, 99° 45.849′ W. Marker is in Junction, Texas, in Kimble County. Marker is at the intersection of North 4th Street and College Street, on the left when traveling north on North 4th 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
Burt M. Fleming American Legion Post No. 237 Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, October 31, 2020
2. Burt M. Fleming American Legion Post No. 237 Marker
The marker is the middle marker of the three markers.
within walking distance of this marker. Private First Class Whitt L. Moreland (a few steps from this marker); Captain Russell Keith Fleming (within shouting distance of this marker); City of Junction (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); South Llano Crossing (about 300 feet away); First Post Office (about 400 feet away); Kimble County (about 500 feet away); Fight of Sheriff’s Posse with Cattle Rustlers (about 600 feet away); Junction's First Waterworks (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Junction.
 
View of the Marker from the street image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, October 31, 2020
3. View of the Marker from the street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 16, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 31 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 16, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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