Texas Sesquicentennial - 50th XIT Rodeo & Reunion ~ Dalhart, TX
Posted by: YoSam.
N 36° 03.678 W 102° 31.350
13S E 723139 N 3993588
Quick Description: XIT ranch is impossible to extract from the impact on this area.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 2/14/2011 6:08:41 AM
Waymark Code: WMAQP1
Date Marker Erected: August 9, 1986Texas Sesquicentennial 50th XIT Rodeo Reunion
County of Marker: Dallam County
1836 ~ 1986
1936 ~ 1986
This plaque is in commemoration of the Sesquicentennial, celebrating Independence of Texas from Mexico 150 years ago, and the Golden Anniversary of the XIT Rodeo & Reunion, which had its origin in 1936 as a Reunion of men who worked on the XIT Ranch.
The XIT Ranch had its beginnings when the State of Texas gave 3,000,000 acres of land in the Texas Panhandle in exchange for the construction of the State Capitol building in Austin.
The XIT Rodeo & Reunion is held annually in Dalhart and perpetuates the history and traditions of ranch life in the Texas Panhandle in the early 1900's.
This historical marker honors the heroic patriots who fought for Texas Independence, the unique cowboys who rode the range, herding cattle, over the famous ranch, and those who have continued the Texas heritage through the annual XIT Rodeo & Reunion.
Unveiling of this plaque was on August 9, 1986
More interesting reading can be found here: History XIT, and Here: 72 Years of Free Bar-B-Que