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Kerrville in Kerr County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Kerrville Mountain Sun

 
 
Kerrville Mountain Sun Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, December 5, 2020
1. Kerrville Mountain Sun Marker
Inscription.  

The "Kerrville Mountain Sun" can trace its history to an 1870s publication known as "The Frontiersman." Later called "The News," "The Eye," and "The Paper," the "Mountain Sun" was given its current name by J.E. Grinstead after he purchased the newspaper in 1898. An adventurer, writer, and early photographer, Grinstead sold the "Mountain Sun" in 1917. In 1919 it came under the full ownership of brothers W.A. and Clarence Salter. Over the years, the "Kerrville Mountain Sun" has provided a significant service to the citizens of Kerrville.
Texas Sesquicentennial 1836-1986
Incise on base: Wife, son, grandson of W. A. Salter have continued ownership

 
Erected 1986 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2934.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location. 30° 2.782′ N, 99° 8.365′ W. Marker is in Kerrville, Texas, in Kerr County. Marker is at the intersection of Jefferson Street and Earl Garrett Street,
Kerrville Mountain Sun Marker is on left of the two markers. image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, December 5, 2020
2. Kerrville Mountain Sun Marker is on left of the two markers.
on the left when traveling north on Jefferson Street. The marker is located on the corner of the Guthrie Building facing Jefferson Street and slightly hidden behind bushes. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 241 Earl Garrett Street, Kerrville TX 78028, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Guthrie Building (here, next to this marker); Old Kerrville Post Office (1936) (within shouting distance of this marker); Captain Charles Schreiner (within shouting distance of this marker); Masonic Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Bocock Civil War Cannon (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); James Kerr (about 300 feet away); Kerr County (about 300 feet away); The Schreiner Building (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kerrville.
 
Also see . . .  Jesse Edward Grinstead (1866–1948). In 1899, lured by the reputation of the Hill Country in Texas as a health resort, he moved to Kerrville, planning to stay only a few months in order to find a cure for his ill wife. (Submitted on December 13, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
Kerrville Mountain Sun Marker at the intersection of Main Street. image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, December 5, 2020
3. Kerrville Mountain Sun Marker at the intersection of Main Street.
The Guthrie building with the marker behind the bushes at the corner. image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, December 5, 2020
4. The Guthrie building with the marker behind the bushes at the corner.
Guthrie Building NRHP marker - Built in 1887 image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, December 5, 2020
5. Guthrie Building NRHP marker - Built in 1887
This marker is located to the right of the Sun Mountain marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 13, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 13, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 29 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 13, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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