Texas Historical Marker Dedication at Oakwood Cemetery
The Texas Historical Commission (THC) has recognized the gravesite of George W. Glasscock Sr. at Austin’s historic Oakwood Cemetery as a significant part of Texas history by designating an Official Texas Historical Marker. The designation honors Glasscock, an early Texas pioneer who fought in the Texas Revolution, served in the Texas Legislature and is the namesake for both the City of Georgetown and Glasscock County, Texas.
A dedication ceremony to commemorate the event will be held at 10am, Friday, January, 23, 2015 at Oakwood Cemetery, 1601 Navasota Drive. Speakers for the afternoon include Richard Brewer, a Glasscock descendant, who will also give a short program about Glasscock’s life prior to the ceremony at 9am at the adjacent Hilton Doubletree Inn, Oakwood Room B, 1617 IH-35 North. The Travis County Historical Commission welcomes the public to share in and witness this exciting historical event.
“The Official Texas Historical Marker program helps bring attention to community treasures and the importance of their preservation,” said Mark Wolfe, executive director of the THC. “Awareness and education are among the best ways to guarantee the preservation of our state’s history. This designation is a tool that will increase public awareness of important cultural resources,” Wolfe said.
"We greatly appreciate the THC Marker program in acknowledging the accomplishments of early Texas Pioneers, especially that of our ancestor. The Texas Frontier in those days was probably the most dangerous in the world and those who settled here had the courage and tenacity to endure. Their contributions to Texas need to be remembered or, like the crumbling remains of our Frontier Forts, so will our memories of those who settled here also crumble away," said Brewer.
Texas has the largest marker program in the United States with approximately 15,000 markers. Seventeen states have used the Texas program as a model; the THC reviews more than 300 marker applications each year.
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