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Alpine in Brewster County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

John R. Holland

(1852 – 1922)

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, October 24, 2012
1. John R. Holland Marker
Inscription. Born in Wharton County, John Riley Holland as a young man moved to Brady (McCulloch Co.) to become a rancher. He married Mary L. Fuller in 1881; the couple had two children, Crystal and Clay. By 1884, the Hollands moved to Presidio County near Murphyville (now Alpine) and John established a ranching operation in the Davis Mountains. In 1907, he acquired property in Alpine and constructed the Hotel Holland the next year. It became a gathering place for ranchers and businessmen and is near the site of Crystal (Holland) Spannell's murder in 1916. Today, John R. Holland is remembered as a rancher, entrepreneur and civic leader whose activities were vital to the growth of Alpine.
 
Erected 2009 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 15965.)
 
Location. 30° 21.441′ N, 103° 39.753′ W. Marker is in Alpine, Texas, in Brewster County. Marker is at the intersection of West Holland Avenue (U.S. 67/90) and North 6th Street, on the left when traveling east on West Holland Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is on the northwest corner. Marker is at or near this postal address: 201 W Holland Ave, Alpine TX 79830, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Holland Hotel Building (within shouting
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By Bill Kirchner, October 24, 2012
2. John R. Holland Marker
distance of this marker); This Enduring Monument (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Brewster County Courthouse (about 400 feet away); Colonel Henry P. Brewster (about 500 feet away); 105 Howitzer (about 500 feet away); Our Pioneers (about 600 feet away); Ritchey Hotel (about 600 feet away); In Memoriam (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alpine.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 13, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 345 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 13, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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