Port Lavaca in Calhoun County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Edward Fred Knipling
In 1931, he began work at USDA trapping screwworms, population monitoring and treatments, though he still believed a prevention was needed. Knipling theorized that the introduction of sterile male flies to the population would eradicate the species. This controversial method became known as the Sterile Insect Technique (SIT). During WWII, Knipling's work was diverted to
Erected 2013 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 17719.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Animals • Science & Medicine. A significant historical date for this entry is March 20, 1909.
Location. 28° 35.786′ N, 96° 38.683′ W. Marker is in Port Lavaca, Texas, in Calhoun County. Marker is on Henry Barber Way, ¼ mile north of West Austin Street (State Highway 238), on the left when traveling north. The marker is located on the north side of the Calhoun County Extension building by the entrance. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 186 Henry Barber Way, Port Lavaca TX 77979, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the Battle of Norris Bridge (approx. 1.3 miles away); Port Lavaca Cemetery (approx. 1.4 miles away); Wiley George (approx. 1½ miles away); Jefferson Beaumont (approx. 1½ miles away); Mt. Sinai Baptist Church (approx. 1½ miles away); Howard Gallemore Hartzog, Sr. (approx. 1.6 miles away); Calhoun County Participation During World War II (approx. 1.6 miles away); Calhoun County Hurricanes (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Port Lavaca.
Also see . . . Edward F. Knipling.
The New York Times Magazine proclaimed on January 11, 1970, that "Knipling...has been credited by some scientists as having come up with 'the single most original thought in the 20th century.'" Source: Wikipedia(Submitted on September 19, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
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