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Vernon in Wilbarger County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Thaddeus Edgar Johnson

 
 
Thaddeus Edgar Johnson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 8, 2017
1. Thaddeus Edgar Johnson Marker
Inscription. Lawyer and World War I veteran, T. Edgar Johnson (1889-1972), gathered resources from family and friends to open Johnson-Davis Ford Company in Vernon in 1930 at this location. The business thrived during the Great Depression, becoming a leading transportation business in the region for thirty years. T. Edgar, his wife, Robbie Laurine (Davis), and their daughter moved here from Breckenridge, where he had been a successful attorney. Johnson served the community as a board member of the Pease River Flood Control District. He was also a longtime board member of the Vernon chamber of commerce and its president in 1937, helping the local economy to prosper.
 
Erected 2015 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 18199.)
 
Location. 34° 9.175′ N, 99° 16.884′ W. Marker is in Vernon, Texas, in Wilbarger County. Marker is on Wilbarger Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1504 Wilbarger Street, Vernon TX 76384, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Napoleon 12 Pounder Bronze Field Gun Model 1857 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Early Wilbarger County (approx. 0.2 miles away);
Thaddeus Edgar Johnson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 8, 2017
2. Thaddeus Edgar Johnson Marker
Wilbarger County WWI Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Vernon Drugstore (was approx. 0.2 miles away but has been reported missing. ); W. D. Berry Home (approx. 0.6 miles away); Waggoner-Hicks House (approx. 0.8 miles away); Wilbarger County (approx. 2.3 miles away); The Great Western Trail (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vernon.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Former Johnson-Davis Ford Company image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 8, 2017
3. Former Johnson-Davis Ford Company
Marker is in center of photograph.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 3, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 59 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 3, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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