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Dalhart in Dallam County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Mrs. Cordia Sloan Duke

(Jan. 10, 1887 - July 23, 1966)

 
 
Mrs. Cordia Sloan Duke Marker image. Click for full size.
1. Mrs. Cordia Sloan Duke Marker
Inscription. Chronicler of a unique era in the history of the Southwest. Born in Belton, Mo. At 17, taught school in Indian Territory (Okla.) In 1907, she married Robert L. Duke, a ranch hand who had risen to division manager of the XIT Ranch (then world's largest). In addition to her own family, she "looked after" the 150 cowboys who worked the 3,000,000-acre spread. Kept a diary of everyday events in ranch life around her and successfully encouraged 81 others to do likewise. Thus was preserved an authentic account of a passing phase of American life -- the cowboy and his work.
 
Erected 1969 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3509.)
 
Location. Marker has been confirmed missing. It was likely located near 36° 4.044′ N, 102° 31.381′ W. Marker was in Dalhart, Texas, in Dallam County. Marker could be reached from the intersection of North Denrock Avenue and Railroad Street. Click for map. Marker was in this post office area: Dalhart TX 79022, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Heartland of Old XIT Ranch (here, next to this marker but has been reported missing); Texas Sesquicentennial (approx. 0.4 miles away); James R. Fox, Jr.
<i>Site of</i> Mrs. Cordia Sloan Duke Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 15, 2016
2. Site of Mrs. Cordia Sloan Duke Marker
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Dallam County Courthouse (approx. 0.4 miles away); Dalhart Army Air Field (approx. 0.6 miles away); St. James Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Dallam County (approx. 2.2 miles away); Hartley County (approx. 13 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Dalhart.
 
More about this marker. Marker was removed,and placed in storage, by City of Dalhart due to construction on Denrock Avenue.
Marker is to be replaced at the end of construction in the spring of 2017.
 
Categories. AgricultureAnimals
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 177 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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