Details for Mrs. Merriweather Post (Atlas Number 5169003515)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5169003515


Marker Number 3515
Atlas Number 5169003515
Marker Title Mrs. Merriweather Post
Index Entry Post, Mrs. Merriweather
City Post
County Garza
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 278006
UTM Northing 3675034
Subject Codes land surveys, land companies, promotional towns; women, women's history topics
Marker Year 1968
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark No
Private Property No
Marker Location Courthouse square, Main Street, Post
Marker Condition In Situ
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text 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. 1968