Denton in Denton County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Beulah A. Harriss
Harriss was a founder in 1923 of the Texas State Physical Education Association (now Texas Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance), serving as president in 1933. She was also a founder of the Texas Woman’s Athletic Association in 1924. Established in 1928 at UNT, Harriss was one of twelve charter members of the RHO Chapter of Delta Psi Kappa, a national fraternity for the promotion of interests in the field of physical education. She was named honorary national president in 1960. The first recognized Girl Scout in Texas, Harriss started the first troop at the College in Denton in 1917. She helped build the scout lodge at hills and hollows in South Denton in 1923. Harriss and 12 other professors from the college were charter members of the Denton County Teachers
After 46 years at UNT as a teacher and women’s athletics activist, Harriss retired in 1960. She was inducted into the North Texas Athletic Hall of Fame in 1987, 10 years after her death. Harriss devoted her life to the youth and citizens of Denton and is remembered each February 27th on Beulah Harriss day. The Girl Scout little house stood near this site.
Erected 2014 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 18130.)
Location. 33° 13.047′ N, 97° 7.762′ W. Marker is in Denton, Texas, in Denton County. Marker can be reached from Oakland Street north of East McKinney Street (County Route 426). Touch for map. This marker stands in Quakertown Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 700 Oakland St., Denton TX 76201, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The City of Denton (approx. 0.3 miles away); John B. Denton (approx. 0.3 miles away); Elm Fork Bridge (approx. 8 miles away); Plainview Cemetery (approx. 12.1 miles away).
Categories. • Education • Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Sports •
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