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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM26VV_american-legion-post-49-memorial-a-war-memorial_Orange-TX.html
In Honored MemoryOf Those Who WereKilled In ActionIn The ServiceOf Our CountryLloyd Grubbs Post 49American LegionSalutes YouDedicated During The CelebrationOf TheTexas Sesquicentennial1986
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM26VG_history-of-rotary-international_Orange-TX.html
The world's first service club, the Rotary Club of Chicago, Illinois, USA, was formed on 23 February 1905 by Paul P. Harris, an attorney who wished to recapture in a professional club the same friendly spirit he had felt in the small towns of his …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM26VF_history-of-orange-texas-rotary-club_Orange-TX.html
The Orange, Texas USA Rotary Club was admitted to Rotary International on 1 June 1919. Its first President was H.J.L. Stark. Mr. Stark, together with other influential members of the City of Orange, believed that the community would benefit from b…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM26VC_historical-sketch-of-orange-county_Orange-TX.html
The history of Orange County is actually the story of utilization and development of the natural resources of this part of southeast Texas. For more than a century and a half, lumber, agriculture, shipbuilding, oil, and finally chemically related …
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As early as the 1870s, Orange County's African American children attended school in private homes and churches. The Orange County commissioners established 17 school districts in 1887. Schools included the Duncan Woods No. 3, located in the Duncan…
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Formed from Jefferson CountyCreated February 5, 1852Organized March 20, 1852Named for the fruit grown in the district since the earliest settlements near the mouth of the Sabine River.County Seat, Madison, 1852Named changed to Orange February 6, 1…
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Six months after the news of the Emancipation reached Texas in 1865, the Louisiana-Texas-Mississippi Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church for African Americans, known as the Mississippi Conference, was organized on Christmas Day. In 1868, …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM26TZ_mount-zion-missionary-baptist-church_Orange-TX.html
The earliest known Black congregation in Orange, Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church was started in 1871 as a result of the organizatonal efforts begun by Simon Jones, Peter Minor and William Ruben Minor. Joined later by William Edwards, Boyd Sco…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM26TU_henry-jacob-lutcher-stark_Orange-TX.html
On December 8, 1887, Henry Jacob Lutcher Stark was born in Orange to William H. and Miriam H. (Lutcher) Stark. His maternal grandfather, Henry J. Lutcher, had amassed wealth as a co-founder of the Lutcher and Moore Lumber Company and as a landowne…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM26TT_clarence-gatemouth-brown_Orange-TX.html
Well known for his expertise on the guitar and his multi-genre music, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown had a recording career that spanned more than 50 years. Born in Vinton, Louisiana, he and his family moved to Orange when he was an infant. Here, Brow…
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