Date: August 7, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Description: Photograph of a historic marker. It reads: "Physician and Leader Dr. Preston C. Coleman (1853 - 1932). Born in Tennessee. Graduated from University of Louisville (KY.). Coming in 1883 to Colorado City, rode horseback or by buggy to ranches in 100-mile radius, practicing here rest of his life. Religion, medicine, and education were his chief concerns. He was a Texas & Pacific Railroad surgeon; 1895-96 president, Texas Medical Association; a fellow, American College of Surgeons; an elder in his church; moderator, 1930, Texas Presbyterian Synod; trustee, 1906-31, Austin College (Sherman); Vice President for life, West Texas Chamber of Commerce; was called "Father of Texas Tech" University. (1972)"
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