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Historic marker to be placed at Edna school

July 17, 2014 at 2:17 a.m.


A state historic marker to represent the inspiration and success that arose out of adversity for once segregated Mexican students in Jackson County will be placed at Edna Elementary School.

A dedication will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday, followed by a speech by former student Victor Rodriguez. Rodriguez went on to serve as the superintendent of San Antonio Independent School District for 12 years, starting in the 1980s, according to a news release from the Jackson County Historical Commission.

Frank Condron, chairman of the Jackson County Historical Commission, said it chose to erect the landmark at the new elementary school on Apollo Drive because the location would garner more attention. The former Mexican school was sold in 1948 and is now a private home.

"When you put up a historic marker, you want to put it where someone will see it," he said.

Former teacher Luna Lucille Lindberg's name will be etched in the marker, Condron said, because "she taught more than just reading, writing and arithmetic. She taught the kids community service and that they could grow up to be anything they wanted to be despite their hardships."

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