Edmond E. Risien, Pecan Pioneer - San Saba, San Saba County, Texas
Address: US 190, at Courthouse
Directions: Highway 190, Courthouse Square, San Saba.
Marker #: 5411001391
Year Dedicated: 1969
Size, type: 36' Centennial - Subject Marker (gray)
Last reported condition: None
Edmond E. Risien, Pecan Pioneer - (1853-1940) Cited by 42nd Texas Legislature and the public as a world leader in pecan industry. Spent lifetime upbreeding native San Saba pecans. Born in Dover, England. Came here in 1870s. Installed first San Saba water works. Some pecan varieties he originated were Onliwon, San Saba Improved and Western Schley. Mrs. E. E. Risien, born in Plymouth, England, 1853, died in San Saba 1953. The Risiens had four children: Doris, Norma, Winnie and E. Guy (son who carried on work with pecans).
Decimal degrees:  N 31.195738   W -98.716943
Degrees, minutes: N 31 11.744   W 098 43.017
UTM: Zone 14, Easting 526967, Northing 3451329
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