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Post in Garza County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Mrs. Merriweather Post

(1887- )

 
 
Mrs. Merriweather Post Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 16, 2015
1. Mrs. Merriweather Post Marker
Inscription.
Daughter of C. W. Post. Lived in Texas 1888-1891. Had part with father in locating colony here 1906; rescued local economy by aid after 1917 drought. Co-donor, site for Post Recreation Center. Donor, South Plains Council Boy Scouts Camp; books and paintings to South Plains College.
A leading philanthropist in arts and humanities. Benefactress, C. W. Post College, Long Island University; founder "Music for Young America." Recipient of 30 citations for service, 3 honorary degrees, 6 foreign decorations. A woman endowed with true virtues of generosity and compassion.
 
Erected 1968 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 3515.)
 
Location. 33° 11.454′ N, 101° 22.872′ W. Marker is in Post, Texas, in Garza County. Marker is at the intersection of South Avenue L and Main Street, on the right when traveling south on South Avenue L. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 Main Street, Post TX 79356, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Charles W. Post (here, next to this marker); Garza County (here, next to this marker); Garza County Courthouse (here, next to this
Markers located in front of Garza County Courthouse. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 16, 2015
2. Markers located in front of Garza County Courthouse.
This marker is on far left of 4 markers.
marker); Faith Lutheran Church (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Post Sanitarium (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mason Memorial Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Post High School (approx. 0.2 miles away); C. W. Post Home (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Post.
 
Regarding Mrs. Merriweather Post. Mrs. Merriweather Post passed away in 1973, 5 years after marker was installed.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on Mrs. Post. (Submitted on September 20, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkNotable Persons
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 20, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 211 times since then and 98 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 20, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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