Details for Mrs. Merriweather Post

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5169003515

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Marker Number 3515
Atlas Number 5169003515
Marker Title Mrs. Merriweather Post
Index Entry Post, Mrs. Merriweather
Address
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
Designations
Marker Location Courthouse square, Main Street, Post
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
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