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Eldorado in Schleicher County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

West Texas Woolen Mills

 
 
West Texas Woolen Mills Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 23, 2018
1. West Texas Woolen Mills Marker
Inscription. Introduced in this area in 1883, sheep existed in large numbers throughout the region by the 1930s. Prominent local banker Joseph B. Christian and his son, textile engineer Joe Muller Christian, erected this native stone building to house the West Texas Woolen Mills. Texas Governor W. Lee O’Daniel attended the grand opening in 1941. In 1942 the plant was awarded a major World War II contract to manufacture army blankets. After a successful conversion to postwar production, the mill became a major contributor to the area’s economy. The Christians sold the landmark mill in 1963.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1995

 
Erected 1995 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 5683.)
 
Location. 30° 51.406′ N, 100° 36.23′ W. Marker is in Eldorado, Texas, in Schleicher County. Marker is at the intersection of SW Main Street and Bud Avenue, on the right when traveling south on SW Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Eldorado TX 76936, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Baptist Church of Eldorado (approx. 0.2 miles away); First National Bank Building (approx. ¼ mile away); Bev McCormick
West Texas Woolen Mills Building image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 23, 2018
2. West Texas Woolen Mills Building
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Schleicher County Courthouse (approx. 0.3 miles away); Captain Gustav Schleicher (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Methodist Church of Eldorado (approx. 0.4 miles away); Site of Verand (approx. 5.2 miles away); Site of J.D. Earnest Ranch Stage Stand (approx. 9.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eldorado.
 
Categories. AgricultureAnimalsWar, World II
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 8, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 8, 2018, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 76 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 8, 2018, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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