Sunday, April 6, 2008

Theft of Historical Marker-Serious Matter

Someone has stolen the Official Texas Historical Marker from the site of the old Mueller Bridge in Wilson County. Shirley and John Grammer, sponsors of the marker, spent eight years researching it's history, writing the narrative, raising the funding and applying for the marker.

Historical markers are owned by the State of Texas, but are funded with private money. The state does not provide money to replace them if they are stolen or vandalized. Crime Stoppers has offered a reward for information leading to the return of the lost marker. Salvage yards have been notified and asked not to accept them. Above is a news brief issued by Texas Historical Commission on April 1, 2008. (click on images to enlarge)

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