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Mary Belle Brown ’61

Mary Belle Brown ’61 retired from the Bell County Historical Commission and was recognized by the Bell County Commissioners Court with a proclamation denoting Jan. 18, 2011, as Mary Belle Brown Day in Bell County. As a member of the historical commission, she was instrumental in researching and obtaining 19 state historical markers. Mary Belle organized the first annual Memorial Day Service in 1991, honoring veterans buried at the Old Salado Graveyard and Cemetery, and was key in acquiring official Historic Texas Cemetery status for the site in 2000. She authored several historical pieces, including the 100-year history of the Salado Church of Christ and the history of Salado. She has held memberships in Salado Historical Society, Salado Chamber of Commerce, Salado Area Republican Women, Daughters of the American Revolution, Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Order of Confederate Rose, and First Families of Texas.