Friday, February 18, 2011

Re-dedicating the 1912 Tivy High School cornerstone

I was invited by Lisa Winters, the public and media relations director of the Kerrville Independent School District to a small ceremony re-dedicating the 1912 Tivy High School cornerstone.  The old polished-granite stone was found by Jon Wolfmueller at a flea market in Comfort.  To its credit, KISD had the stone re-polished, and had a small plinth and cap built to make it into a small monument.
The ceremony, held on Tuesday, February 15th, was brief and well planned.  A color guard of Tivy ROTC students presented the colors and the Tivy Choir sang the national anthem.  It was a very nice event.  All photos below courtesy Lisa Winters, KISD.
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Tivy graduates unveil the cornerstone.  Photo by Lisa Winters.
KISD Superintendent Dan Troxell visits with premier Kerr County historian Clarabelle Snodgrass.
Photo by Lisa Winters.
The restored cornerstone.  Photo by Lisa Winters.


  1. I am so glad that stone was found and returned to Tivy.

    Why would anyone have thrown away that very beautiful and very important cornerstone to begin with?

    Three cheers for Mr. Wolfmueller for finding and returning the stone.

    I wonder how much he had to pay the flea market.

  2. In reference to the preservation of Kerr County's history, Clarabelle Snodgrass has been a true blessing.


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