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John Salmon Rip Ford

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San Antonio, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 29° 25' 12.5976", -98° 27' 47.7"
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    Here Rests in Peace--John Salmon (Rip) Ford May 26, 1815- November 3, 1897. Native South Carolinan, Pioneer doctor and editor, Congressman, twice state Senator, Jack Hay's adjutant in war with Mexico, fearless Ranger Captain in border and Indian campaigns, Confederate colonel, Mayor of Austin and Brownsville, member Constitutional Convention of 1875, superintendent State Deaf and Dumb School, charter member of Texas State Historical Association. As warmaker and as peacekeeper, he was steadfast and true to his motto: Ready, ay, ready! Erected by the State of Texas, 1963.

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

John Salmon Rip Ford Historical Marker Location Map, San Antonio, Texas

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