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Austin in Travis County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Lilia and Josephine Casis

Lilia and Josephine Casis Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, September 3, 2007
1. Lilia and Josephine Casis Marker
Inscription. Josephine (1873-1947) and Lilia (1869-1947) Casis were reared in Jamaica, where their European parents educated them in the classics, languages, and music, before they moved to Texas in 1890. Josephine earned a teaching degree and taught at Austin’s Palm School for 33 years. Lilia pursued graduate studies in Europe and at the University of Texas, where in 1916 she became the first woman full professor. The Casis sisters left their estates to the University of Texas; in 1951 the Austin School District named Casis Elementary School in their honor.
Erected 1994 by the Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13847.)
Location. 30° 18.283′ N, 97° 45.885′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Marker is on Exposition Boulevard, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2710 Exposition Boulevard, Austin TX 78703, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Taylor Lime Kiln No. 1 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Camp Mabry (approx. 0.4 miles away); Major John B. Jones (approx. 0.4 miles away); Texas and the Civil War State Military Board (approx. 0.4 miles away); William Steele (approx. 0.4 miles away); Adjutants General (approx. 0.4 miles away); Texas in the Civil War (approx. 0.4 miles away); Laguna Gloria (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austin.
More about this marker. Marker is located on the grounds of the Casis Elementary School.
Also see . . .  Handbook of Texas Online - Lilia Mary Casis. (Submitted on December 24, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.)
Categories. Education
Credits. This page was last revised on October 5, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 24, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 726 times since then and 2 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on December 24, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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