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Somerville in Burleson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Somerville Stadium

 
 
Somerville Stadium Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry D. Moore, March 8, 2017
1. Somerville Stadium Marker
Inscription. Emerging from the Great Depression, the Somerville school board partnered with the Works Progress Administration (WPA) to build a football stadium. Known as "The Rock," the stadium was designed by Travis Broesche in the Rustic style of architecture. Using native stone and petrified wood, it was completed by the WPA in 1940. A crew of around 100 local men transferred rock from the nearby Yegua Creek bottom and erected the stadium, most with little or no masonry experience. Events held at the stadium include football, baseball, powder-puff football, graduation ceremonies and local events for the community. The stadium is a unique reminder of the perseverance of a community during a time of hardship.
 
Erected 2016 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 18443.)
 
Location. 30° 20.401′ N, 96° 32.182′ W. Marker is in Somerville, Texas, in Burleson County. Marker is on 8th Street 0.1 miles north of Avenue O, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 514 8th St, Somerville TX 77879, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Somerville (approx. 0.6 miles away); James W. Lauderdale
Somerville Stadium Northwest Side image. Click for full size.
By Larry D. Moore, March 8, 2017
2. Somerville Stadium Northwest Side
(approx. 0.6 miles away); 1906 Reunion of Hood's Texas Brigade (approx. 0.6 miles away); Site of the Somerville Harvey House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Yegua Creek (approx. 1.8 miles away); Glenblythe Plantation, Home of Thomas Affleck (approx. 5.4 miles away); La Bahia Road (approx. 5.7 miles away); Thomas Affleck (approx. 7.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Somerville.
 
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Somerville Stadium Southeast Side image. Click for full size.
By Larry D. Moore, March 8, 2017
3. Somerville Stadium Southeast Side
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 29, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 26, 2018, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 26, 2018, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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