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Houston in Harris County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

1,000 Houstonians Join the Navy

 
 
1000 Houstonians Join the Navy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, June 18, 2013
1. 1000 Houstonians Join the Navy Marker
Inscription. On this site on May 30, 1942, 1,000 Houston volunteers took the oath of service in the United States Navy and dedicated their lives to avenging the cruiser USS Houston and her valiant crew lost in the Battle of the Java Sea
 
Location. 29° 45.38′ N, 95° 21.924′ W. Marker is in Houston, Texas, in Harris County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Main Street and McKinney Street when traveling south. Touch for map. Main Street cannot be traversed at this location. There are pools and fountains in the middle of the street. Marker is in this post office area: Houston TX 77002, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gulf Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Julia Ideson Building (approx. 0.3 miles away); Site of Old Houston Academy (approx. 0.3 miles away); Houston Public Library (approx. 0.3 miles away); Auditorium Hotel (approx. 0.4 miles away); Houston City, Republic of Texas (approx. 0.4 miles away); Sam Houston Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); First White House of the Republic of Texas (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Houston.
 
Also see . . .
1. USS Houston (CA-30) Lost in the Battle of the Java Sea. (Submitted on June 20, 2013, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
2. Story of the USS Houston (CL 81)
1000 Houstonians Join the Navy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, June 18, 2013
2. 1000 Houstonians Join the Navy Marker
. (Submitted on June 20, 2013.)
 
Categories. War, World II
 
1000 Houstonians Join the Navy Marker Addendum image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, June 18, 2013
3. 1000 Houstonians Join the Navy Marker Addendum
1000 Houstonians Join the Navy Marker Dedication image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, June 18, 2013
4. 1000 Houstonians Join the Navy Marker Dedication
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 20, 2013, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 417 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 20, 2013, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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