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Brownfield in Terry County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Dr. Richard "Dick” L. Ridgway

10th Anniversary of Hamilton Park

 
 
Dr. Richard "Dick” L. Ridgway Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, May 10, 2020
1. Dr. Richard "Dick” L. Ridgway Marker
Inscription.  

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: AgricultureParks & Recreational Areas.
 
Location. 33° 11.697′ N, 102° 

Dr. Richard "Dick” L. Ridgway Marker, to the far left image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, May 10, 2020
2. Dr. Richard "Dick” L. Ridgway Marker, to the far left
16.514′ W. Marker is in Brownfield, Texas, in Terry County. Marker is on Lubbock Road (U.S. 62), on the right when traveling south. The marker is on the grounds of the Hamilton Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brownfield TX 79316, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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.
 
Hamilton Rest Area dedicatory tablet image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, May 10, 2020
3. Hamilton Rest Area dedicatory tablet
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 12, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 29 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 12, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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