Marker Text: On this site in 1861-65 the William Alexander Distillery met a wartime need in Texas.
May 28, 1862, governor Francis R. Lubbock Closed all Texas distilleries to save grain. Army calls for medical liquor (for opiate and stimulant purposes) soon caused him to order a few including Alexander's re-opened.
In drastic medical shortages, Texans throughout the Civil War gave such help as they could bandages sewing silk lint, polk weed, peach bark, barilla and other home medical aids went to various military units. (1964)
Marker No: 113
Aluminum 18 x 28 Subject Marker
Location: Center Circle, Salado.