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Palo Pinto in Palo Pinto County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

John Richard Winters

(January 23, 1908 - August 11, 1997)

 
 
John Richard Winters Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, September 8, 2021
1. John Richard Winters Marker
Inscription.  Tax-assessor-collector for Palo Pinto County from January 1, 1947 to March 31, 1987. Longest tenured tax assessor in the State of Texas at the time of his retirement.

Active participant in civic affairs and community projects throughout the county: Sea Scout Troop Leader, President of Mineral Wells Junior Chamber of Commerce; Charter Member, Captain and Secretary of Palo Pinto County Sheriff's Posse; Secretary of Palo Pinto County Livestock Association and its FFA-4H Club Junior Livestock Show, Palo Pinto Masonic Lodge; Mineral Wells Masonic Lodge; old settlers Reunion.

President of Tax Assessors Collectors Association of Texas in 1962.

Retired from U.S. Army as Chief Warrant Officer after 21 years of service in Europe in World War II and active reserves.

Instrumental in county contribution to statewide screw worm eradication program; reintroduction of wild turkeys into Palo Pinto County publication of Palo Pinto County history books; centennial celebration; erection of historical markers in Palo Pinto County.

Remembered for his untiring efforts to promote Palo Pinto County and improve
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the quality of life for all its residents throughout his 89 year lifetimes.
 
Erected by Palo Pinto County.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsEducation. A significant historical date for this entry is January 1, 1947.
 
Location. 32° 46.043′ N, 98° 17.95′ W. Marker is in Palo Pinto, Texas, in Palo Pinto County. Marker is at the intersection of Oak Street and South 5th Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Oak Street. The marker is located in front of the Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 520 Oak Street, Palo Pinto TX 76484, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Courthouses of Palo Pinto County (here, next to this marker); Jonathan Hamilton Baker (here, next to this marker); Palo Pinto County War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Palo Pinto Methodist Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old County Jail (about 500 feet away); First Baptist Church of Palo Pinto (about 700 feet away); First Christian Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Palo Pinto Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Palo Pinto.
 
The John Richard Winters Marker is the marker on the left of the three markers image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, September 8, 2021
2. The John Richard Winters Marker is the marker on the left of the three markers
The view of the three markers and the courthouse image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, September 8, 2021
3. The view of the three markers and the courthouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 16, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 16, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 99 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 16, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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