FIRST - Dugout Home on the Plains - Carson County, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 35° 32.487 W 101° 24.167
14S E 282175 N 3935746
Quick Description: About a 1/4 mile north of Ranch driveway, this roadside turnout presents the THC marker and 1965 info.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 10/22/2020 3:59:01 AM
Waymark Code: WM139XH
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member model12
Views: 2

Long Description:
County of Marker: Carson County
Location of Marker: TX-207, roadside turnout, 14 miles N. of Panhandle
Marker Erected by: State Historical Survey Committee
Date Marker Erected: 1965

Marker Text:

Takes name from creek where noted buffalo hunter and scout Billy Dixon established first dugout home on High Plains, 1874.

Ranch founded, 1882, by Francklyn Land and Cattle Co., English firm backed by Cunard Steamship Co. Fenced, 1884, with barbed wire hauled here from railroad at Dodge City; posts were of Palo Duro Canyon cedars.

Purchased in 1903 by S. Burk Burnett (1849-1922), trail driver, rancher; an organizer and for 45 years on executive board, Texas Cattle Raisers Association. Host during 1905 wolf hunt to U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt.

(Ranch Not Open to the Public)

FIRST - Classification Variable: Place or Location

Date of FIRST: 1/1/1874

More Information - Web URL: [Web Link]

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