The Ranger Historical Preservation Society was approved and chartered by the State of Texas, under the name of Central Texas Historical & Genealogical Preservation, Inc., October 22, 1990. In April 1993, the Society was officially organized with fifteen directors and officers. It will continue to work under the original charter but, for brevity, filed a certificate to do business as Ranger Historical Preservation Society.
McCLESKEY NO. 1 DISCOVERY WELL SITE
RUTH TERRY DENNEY LIBRARY
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Texas Midwest Community Network
Eastland County Gen Web Project
Ranger Independent School District
Cyndi's List of Texas Genealogy Sites
Texas State Electronic Library
The purpose of the Society is to research and preserve the history of Ranger, Eastland County and the surrounding area. Goals of the group are to research and preserve historical sites and buildings, apply for and secure historical markers for sites and buildings where appropriate, help others in their research, and own a building that will house genealogical and historical records for those interested in research.
Ranger Diamond Jubilee Celebration, April 23-30, 1994
"Merriman Cemetery" Historical Marker, dedicated May 15, 1993
"Old Time Country Festival" began prior to the organizing, in order to raise funds to paint the Roaring Ranger Museum. It has continued from 1991until now as an annual event the first Saturday of June.
"Ranger Hall of Fame" is
the responsibility of the Society.
Of particular pride to the Society was the acquisition, by donation, of the building recently moved to the Society's "Heritage Center." This building will be known as the Ruth Terry Denney Library, which will house the Society's many books on various historical subjects and places, ethnic groups, family histories, reference books, various maps and census records and other valuable resources on microfilm. Members offer assistance to researchers in an effort to help when possible and to direct to other resources when known.
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