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Ten Tall Texans Museum Display by the Rockdale Historical Society

This display honoring Dan Kubiak's book, Ten Tall Texans" was on loan from the Brenham museum. The late Dan Kubiak was a long time resident of Rockdale and a long time State Representative for the Rockdale area.

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Ten Tall Texans display presented at the Rockdale Depot Museum by the Rockdale Historical Society.

Wilfred O. Dietrich and other contributors at Brenham's Heritage Museum created the Dan Kubiak "TEN TALL TEXANS" exhibit in 2008. Ribbon cutting ceremonies took place at the Brenham museum on July 19 with a crowd on hand to see the display. The exhibit is rich in Texas history with exhibits on Sam Houston, Davy Crockett and other Texas heroes described in Dan's first book, "Ten Tall Texans".

The exhibit also features photos of Representative Kubiak and his family and traces his life from early childhood to his service in the Texas House of Representatives.


Dan Kubiak was a dedicated Lawmaker and author from Rockdale Texas who went on to complete 11 terms in the Texas House of Representatives.

Kubiak served on the Education Committee, Agriculture and Livestock Committee, Parks and Wildlife Committee, Penitentiaries Committee, Special Committee on Four-Quarter School Plan, Rules Committee and the Appropriations Committee. Dan served as Chairman of the Budget and Oversight Committee and the Subcommittee on Federal Funds.

The Rockdale lawmaker was named one of the "Ten Best Legislators" in 1973 by Texas Monthly magazine, which called him "the best educated education chairman in modern time."

The Texas County Agents Association selected him "Man of the Year" in Agriculture in 1981.

The Texas Classroom Teachers Association named him Legislator of the Year" in 1983.

The Texas Public Employee Association and State Employees named him "Legislator of the Year" in 1993, and the Texas 4- H Alumni awarded him the same honor in 1994

Dan was a devoted father of three children: Kelly Dan Kubiak, Alyssa Lea Kubiak and Kody Earl Kubiak


Ten Tall Texans display on loan from the Heritage Museum of Brenham



Alyssa Kubiak Marburger, daughter of writer, Dan Kubiak, Lynda Kubiak, and Shirley Ann Kubiak Stewart viewing the "Ten Tall Texans" Display


Leaders of Early-Day Texas as described in Dan's book, "Ten Tall Texans".



Historical information from early day Texas based on the book, "Ten Tall Texans".



ABOUT THE ROCKDALE I&GN DEPOT MUSEUM

The Rockdale I&GN Depot Museum is located in downtown Rockdale (111 N. MAIN ST.)in the recently restored former International & Great Northern Passenger Train Depot.

Dedicated to the preservation of our railroad and local history, the museum currently houses a collection of railroad and other artifacts relating to the early history of Rockdale and the surrounding areas. In addition to the fully restored passenger depot, the site has on display a Missouri-Pacific dining car, the 36 "Cheyenne Mountain", and a restored Missouri-Pacific (StLB&M) caboose. The site also includes an operating model railroad in O and HO scales, and an operational early-day blacksmith shop. For more information about the depot restoration project, see ROCKDALE I&GN DEPOT


Painting of the Rockdale International & Great Northern Railroad Passenger and Freight Depots and McVoys Grocery and Feed Store across the street.


CONTACT INFORMATION FOR THE DEPOT MUSEUM

MAILING ADDRESS: Rockdale I&GN Depot Museum, PO Box 778, Rockdale, Texas 76567 -USA
PHONE: 512-446-2020


PHYSICAL ADDRESS: 11 N. Main Street, Rockdale, Texas





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