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Robert Edward Nail, Jr.

(1908 - 1968)

 
 
Robert Edward Nail, Jr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 27, 2015
1. Robert Edward Nail, Jr. Marker
Inscription. Robert (Bobby) Nail graduated from Albany High School in 1926. In New Jersey, at Lawrenceville Prep. School and Princeton U., his literary activities were highly acclaimed. Nail directed theater groups in Fort Worth, Dallas and Abilene before returning to Albany. In 1938, he wrote Doctor Shackelford’s Paradise, which became Fort Griffin Fandangle, the oldest outdoor musical in Texas. His production of the nativity is still presented in Albany. He was named outstanding citizen of Albany in 1947, and appointed to the Fine Arts Commission of Texas in 1966. His legacy can be found in the Old Jail Art Center, Robert E. Nail Archives, and Robert Nail Scholarship Fund.
 
Erected 2013 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 17619.)
 
Location. 32° 43.315′ N, 99° 17.819′ W. Marker is in Albany, Texas, in Shackelford County. Marker is at the intersection of S. 3rd Street and S. Main Street (U.S. 283), on the right when traveling east on S. 3rd Street. Touch for map. Marker is located at the southeast corner of the intersection. Marker is at or near this postal address: 357 S. 3rd St, Albany TX 76430, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jackson Warehouse (within shouting
Robert Edward Nail, Jr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 27, 2015
2. Robert Edward Nail, Jr. Marker
distance of this marker); Shackelford County (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Shackelford County Courthouse (about 300 feet away); The Rev. John Brown, Clara Barton and the 1886-1887 Drought Relief (about 300 feet away); White Elephant Saloon (about 300 feet away); Hartfield Building (about 300 feet away); First Producing Oil Well in West Texas (about 400 feet away); Texas Cattle Trail (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Albany.
 
Also see . . .  Robert Edward Nail, Jr. From the Texas State Historical Association’s “Handbook of Texas Online”. (Submitted on July 8, 2015.) 
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainment
 
Robert Edward Nail, Jr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 27, 2015
3. Robert Edward Nail, Jr. Marker
View to south across S. 3rd Street
Intersection of S. 3rd St and S. Main St (US 283) image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 27, 2015
4. Intersection of S. 3rd St and S. Main St (US 283)
Marker at southeast corner
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 8, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 253 times since then and 69 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 8, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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