Panhandle, Texas
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 35° 20.542 W 101° 22.720
14S E 283829 N 3913607
Quick Description: This is the area, not the town...
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 9/14/2020 5:32:58 AM
Waymark Code: WM134J2
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member coisos
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Long Description:

County of Marker: Carson County
Location of Marker: 117 S. Main St., @ Police Station, Panhandle
Marker Erected by: State Historical Survey Committee
Date Marker Erected: 1965

Marker Text:

In 1880s, capital of Panhandle area. Settled when slaughter of buffalo sent Indians to live on reservations. Terminus of Santa Fe Railway, 1887. Here immigrant trains brought colonists, who plowed old Indian range into wheat fields and civilization. Settlers banked here, saw the dentist, got supplies, lumber, mail, windmills, fencing. Was made county seat when Carson County was organized in 1888.

Nearby is site of first oil well in area, drilled 1921. Also nearby, Pantex Farms of Texas Technological University, on site of World War II Ordnance Plant.

Who placed it?: State Historical Survey Committee

When was it placed?: 1965

Who is honored?: Immigrants, farmers, colonists, settlers..

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