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Canadian in Hemphill County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Mary B. Isaacs

(1854-1950)

 
 
Mary B. Isaacs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 2, 2012
1. Mary B. Isaacs Marker
Inscription.  Born in Massachusetts. Came to Texas, 1888, as Hemphill County's first public school teacher. Often saw Indians darken the schoolroom windows trying to watch her classes recite.

Married Will C. Isaacs in 1892.

Founder and guiding spirit of The Canadian Women's Christian Temperance Union, an organization she served for 44 years. Under her leadership, W. C. T. U. building doubled as community center and now houses the city library.

Achievements of this pioneer teacher and civic leader were commemorated in naming of the Mary B. Isaacs Elementary School.
 
Erected 1967 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 3235.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicCharity & Public WorkChurches & ReligionEducationNative AmericansSettlements & SettlersWomen.
 
Location. 35° 54.551′ N, 100° 23.032′ W. Marker is in Canadian, Texas, in Hemphill County. Marker is at
Mary B. Isaacs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 2, 2012
2. Mary B. Isaacs Marker
the intersection of South 6th Street and Bungalow Avenue, on the right when traveling south on South 6th Street. Marker is located at entrance to Canadian Middle School. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Canadian TX 79014, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Church Bell (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jones Mansion (approx. ¼ mile away); Hemphill County Jail (approx. ¼ mile away); First Baptist Church of Canadian (approx. ¼ mile away); W.C.T.U. Building (approx. ¼ mile away); R. Dick Bussell (approx. ¼ mile away); John Hemphill (approx. ¼ mile away); The Former Canadian Hospital (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Canadian.
 
Additional keywords. temperance
 
Mary B. Isaacs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 2, 2012
3. Mary B. Isaacs Marker
Marker is in the bushes on the left.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 21, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 28, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 415 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 28, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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