Dr. Richard "Dick” L. Ridgway
10th Anniversary of Hamilton Park
This plaque is placed in Hamilton Park, Brownfield, Texas, on this day, May 14, 2016, in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Park and to recognize the work and dedication for its successful fruition by Brownfield's native son and Joseph T. and Laura L. Hamilton's grandson, Dr. Richard "Dick” L. Ridgway. It was Dr. Ridgway's vision, designs, energies, and connections with principals in Brownfield, Terry County, and elsewhere that enabled the Park to grow from donated Hamilton land to the instructional tool you visit today.
The Hamilton family further recognizes Dr. Ridgway
for his service as a USDA scientist who had a major
influence on the establishment of the Boll Weevil
Eradication Program that benefited cotton farmers
throughout America. After retirement from USDA,
Dr. Ridgway, in various leadership positions with
the Riley Memorial Foundation, continued to serve
United States agriculture.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Parks & Recreational Areas.
Location. 33° 11.697′ N, 102°
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Learning Journey (a few steps from this marker); Religion, Education, and Medicine (a few steps from this marker); Business (a few steps from this marker); The Land (a few steps from this marker); Oil and Gas (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Joe T. and Laura Hamilton Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Flora and Fauna (within shouting distance of this marker); Farming (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brownfield.
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