Robert Edward Nail, Jr.

Robert Edward Nail, Jr. (HM1LND)

Location: Albany, TX 76430 Shackelford County
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N 32° 43.315', W 99° 17.819'

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(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.
Marker Number17619
Year Placed2013
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
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Date Added Wednesday, July 8th, 2015 at 10:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 472170 N 3620498
Decimal Degrees32.72191667, -99.29698333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 43.315', W 99° 17.819'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 43' 18.9" N, 99° 17' 49.14" W
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Area Code(s)325
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 341 S 3rd St, Albany TX 76430, US
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