Dumas in Moore County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Geological Riches of Moore County
Slabs of dolomite from area were used to build sturdy, warm homes; interiors were coated with mixture of sand, clay and caliche—an advance uncommon in prehistoric North America.
Modern man has established 31 industries based on oil and gas, to take advantage of geological riches untapped by ancient man.
Erected 1970. (Marker Number 2147.)
Location. 35° 50.512′ N, 101° 58.351′ W. Marker is in Dumas, Texas, in Moore County. Marker is at the intersection of South Dumas Avenue (U.S. 287) and South Bliss Avenue, on the right when traveling north on South Dumas Avenue. Click for map. Located on the front lawn of the Dumas Visitor's Center and Chamber of Commerce. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1901 South Dumas Avenue, Dumas TX 79029, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Historic Drift Fence (a few steps from this marker); City of Dumas Moore County Courthouse (approx. 1.1 miles away); Moore County (approx. 5.6 miles away); Route of the Old Tascosa-Dodge City Trail (approx. 5.7 miles away).
Additional keywords. geology; oil/petroleum
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Natural Resources •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 176 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.