West Texas Woolen Mills

West Texas Woolen Mills (HM26NO)

Location: Eldorado, TX 76936 Schleicher County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 51.406', W 100° 36.23'

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Introduced in this area in 1883, sheep existed in large numbers throughout the region by the 1930s. Prominent local banker Joseph B. Christian and his son, textile engineer Joe Muller Christian, erected this native stone building to house the West Texas Woolen Mills. Texas Governor W. Lee O'Daniel attended the grand opening in 1941. In 1942 the plant was awarded a major World War II contract to manufacture army blankets. After a successful conversion to postwar production, the mill became a major contributor to the area's economy. The Christians sold the landmark mill in 1963.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1995
HM NumberHM26NO
Year Placed1995
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, April 8th, 2018 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 346650 N 3414829
Decimal Degrees30.85676667, -100.60383333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 51.406', W 100° 36.23'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 51' 24.36" N, 100° 36' 13.8" W
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Area Code(s)325
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 501 SW Main St, Eldorado TX 76936, US
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