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Miss Mae Murfee

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6901 Nashville Drive, Lubbock, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 33° 31' 48.21989999988", -101° 53' 13.0096100004"
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    Pioneer Lubbock teacher; prominent civic and church leader. Born in Haskell County; daughter of J. E. and Sarah Murfee. First taught in Lubbock County schools in Slide community, 1905; was principal there. Entered Texas Woman's University 1909; earned degree; did graduate work later. Was first woman principal of Lubbock Junior High in 1914. With her own books, she began city's first high school library, 1916; head of Lubbock High School History and Government Department many years; obtained state credits for these and other courses. Introduced visual aids, buying her own equipment; made other innovations. She worked to bring Texas Tech to Lubbock, 1925. As county superintendent of education, 1928 to 1936, she standardized all schools. Her resolute philosophy was: Every boy and girl may be saved to useful citizenship if the right person is there at the right time...the parent or the teacher. Active in Texas Federation of Women's Clubs, historical groups and other endeavors, she gave talents to public service throughout lifetime (Aug. 21, 1888-Dec. 31, 1965). This school is named in her memory. 1969

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

Miss Mae Murfee Historical Marker Location Map, Lubbock, Texas