Milam County Historical Commission
Milam County, Texas
Milam County Historical Commission - Milam County, TX
Statue of Ben Milam at Milam County, TX Courthouse
Old Junior High School Building, Rockdale, TX
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Rockdale Reporter
April 30, 2009
Page 6B

Texas Centennial markers to be protected

AUSTIN — In 1936, a series of approximately
1,100 markers were placed throughout the state
to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Texas’
independence from Mexico. Sponsored by the Texas
Legislature, they help tell the real stories of
Texas heroes and key moments in our state’s

However, many of these significant markers have become the victims of vandalism, neglect
and time. The THC, along with the help of local county historical commissions (CHCs) and
other statewide partners is preparing to launch a three-year plan to survey, repair and
protect these Texas treasures.

Appearing on buildings, memorial museums and statues as gray and pink granite markers
and monuments, resources were never provided to oversee them following installation. In
order to determine appropriate funding, the THC plans to update the location of every
marker in its online database.

An additional step will seek protection for the markers through National Register and
State Archeological Landmark designation. Dedicated to ensuring their survival, the THC
plans to have restorations in process by 2011, the 175th anniversary of Texas

The Friends of the Texas Historical Commission has established a special fund for
contributions to restore these monuments. To make a donation, please go to the Friends
of the THC web site, and indicate that your donation should
go to the Texas Centennial Markers Fund.

To learn more about Texas Centennial markers or other Official Texas Historical Markers
visit or contact the THC’s History Programs Division at

                     Historical Marker Webinar - 4/16/2015

Join us for a webinar on Apr 16, 2015 at 2:00 PM CDT. Register now!

This free webinar will provide an overview of important historical research fundamentals
and will walk through a sample historical marker application and a sample narrative.

The presentation encourages consideration of the elements which comprise successful
marker applications. Topics include historical significance and integrity, conducting
research, primary vs. secondary sources, research tools, writing the narrative and the
roles of the THC and county historical commissions (CHCs) in the application process.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about
joining the webinar.

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A local example of vandalism
Gunshot damage to Historical Marker at Nashville (near Gause)