(1908 - 1968)Robert (Bobby) Nail graduated from Albany High School in 1926. In New Jersey, at Lawrenceville Prep. School and Princeton U., his literary activities were highly acclaimed. Nail directed theater groups in Fort Worth, Dallas and Abilene before returning to Albany. In 1938, he wrote Doctor Shackelford's Paradise, which became Fort Griffin Fandangle, the oldest outdoor musical in Texas. His production of the nativity is still presented in Albany. He was named outstanding citizen of Albany in 1947, and appointed to the Fine Arts Commission of Texas in 1966. His legacy can e found in the Old Jail Art Center, Robert E. Nail Archives, and Robert Nail Scholarship Fund.
|Placed By||Texas Historical Commission|
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|Date Added||Wednesday, July 8th, 2015 at 10:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||14S E 472170 N 3620498|
|Decimal Degrees||32.72191667, -99.29698333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 32° 43.315', W 99° 17.819'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||32° 43' 18.9" N, 99° 17' 49.14" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 341 S 3rd St, Albany TX 76430, US|
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