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Near Shamrock in Wheeler County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Old Pakan School

 
 
Old Pakan School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 16, 2016
1. Old Pakan School Marker
Inscription. Named for Sam Pakan, Sr., (1875-1929), Slovak emigrant. Success in Chicago enabled him to buy land here, 1904. Ten other Slovak families joined him and pooled funds to build first school, 1907. Some old settlers remaining include Linkeys, Mertels, Pakans, Macinas, Hrnciars, Smith and Cadras.
 
Erected 1967 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 3776.)
 
Location. 35° 17.061′ N, 100° 25.912′ W. Marker is near Shamrock, Texas, in Wheeler County. Marker is on Farm to Market Road 453 4 miles north of Interstate 40, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Shamrock TX 79079, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lela School (approx. 6.2 miles away); World War II Prisoner of War Camp at McLean (approx. 6.7 miles away); McLean Methodist Church (approx. 10.2 miles away); First Phillips 66 Station (approx. 10.3 miles away); Tower Building (approx. 11.1 miles away); First Baptist Church of Shamrock (approx. 11.3 miles away); Shamrock Methodist Church (approx. 11.3 miles away); Shamrock’s St. Patrick’s Day Celebration (approx. 11.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shamrock.
 
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Old Pakan School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 16, 2016
2. Old Pakan School Marker
Old Pakan School image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 16, 2016
3. Old Pakan School
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 10, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 10, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 179 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 10, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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