Happy in Swisher County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Happy Public Schools
The Happy school system offers many opportunities for students. Athletic programs began in the 1920s with football and basketball. One Happy alumnus led the U.S. Men's Basketball Team to victory in the 1936 Olympics. The Happy Band, organized in 1933 and later called the Uncle Sam Band, has received many honors and played for dignitaries including President Franklin D. and Mrs.
Students are rewarded for excellence in academics, leadership and participation in events through the schools' achievement award program, initiated in 1956. Once called the Jackrabbits and the Happy Jacks, the Happy Cowboys and Cowgirls benefit from efforts of local educators and families who work to prepare children and youth for their futures.
Erected 2006 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 14105.)
Location. 34° 44.762′ N, 101° 51.684′ W. Marker is in Happy, Texas, in Swisher County. Marker is at the intersection of NW 3rd Street and North Mabie Avenue, on the right when traveling west on NW 3rd Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 500 NW 3rd Street, Happy TX 79042, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First United Methodist Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Harmon-Toles Elevator (approx. half a mile away); Site of Old Happy (approx. half a mile away); Happy Cemetery (approx. 0.8 miles away); Dreamland Cemetery (approx. 13.9 miles away).
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 8, 2015, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 179 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 8, 2015, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.