...the Alps of Texas!
CITY AND COUNTY HISTORIES ADDED
TO THE WALL
June 9, 2014 - The Board of
Directors of Historic Alpine, Inc., a non-profit corporation, has
approved and installed two 20” x 30” plaques on the Wall of Pioneers in
Alpine. The first, a brief
history of Alpine, was placed on the eastern-most pillar located on
the corner of 5th Street and Holland Avenue. The second, a brief history
of Brewster County, was attached to the western-most pillar at the
corner of Holland and 6th Street. Both are cast aluminum with metal
colored lettering on a dark background. The plaques were graciously
affixed to the Wall by the City of Alpine.
Historic Alpine President Kip Sullivan said recently, “The next step
will be the placement of a number of plaques honoring the pioneer
families of Alpine and Brewster County.”
The data confirmation is currently being finalized through the efforts
of Carol Lewis, a Historic Alpine Board member, with her compilations
being deposited in the Archives of the Big Bend at Sul Ross State
University once the plaques are installed. Hence, her documentation will
become a valuable tool for those conducting research on early settlers
of Alpine and Brewster County.
The Wall of
Pioneers project has been funded through local contributions and grants
from the Union Pacific Railroad. The Wall borders the Union Pacific
Depot parking lot and Holland Avenue between 5th and 6th street and has
become a reality through a handful of dedicated Alpine residents.