Details for Old Post High School (Atlas Number 5169003781)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5169003781


Marker Number 3781
Atlas Number 5169003781
Marker Title Old Post High School
Index Entry Post High School, Old
City Post
County Garza
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 277792
UTM Northing 3674858
Subject Codes educational topics
Marker Year 1968
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark No
Private Property No
Marker Location Corner of FM 669 and US 380, Post
Marker Condition In Situ
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text Built 1928, incorporating in lower walls native Garza County stones from the town's first (1909) school, erected soon after the founding of city of Post. This historic preservation occurred under leadership of Supt. John E. Watson, outstanding educator, veteran of World War I service in the heroic Rainbow Division. The Parent-Teachers' Association backed Watson's stand, and bond issue passed in spite of adverse circumstances. When later growth called for a larger educational complex, to meet community needs, this became Post Junior High School. 1968