Canadian in Hemphill County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Site of Old Springer's Road Ranch
(12.2 mi east)
On 1870's trail from Fort Elliott (35 miles, southwest) to Fort Supply, Indian Territory, to Fort Dodge, Kansas. Established by A. G. Springer; besides running 300 head of cattle, Springer's was a stagecoach stand, tavern; store (mainly for teamster, hunters) had liquor, canned goods, hunting equipment. Poker-expert Springer was frequent host to soldiers seeking entertainment in tavern.
In 1877, he and Tom Ledbetter, his partner, were killed in gun battle with angered soldiers and were buried at the ranch.
Erected 1967 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 4860.)
Location. Marker has been confirmed missing. It was likely located near 35° 56.308′ N, 100° 22.204′ W. Marker was in Canadian, Texas, in Hemphill County. Marker was on U.S. 60 0.1 miles south of U.S. 83, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker was in this post office area: Canadian TX 79014, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Former Site of Hogtown (here, next to this marker but has been reported missing); Canadian River Wagon Bridge Canadian River Trails (approx. 1.1 miles away); Hemphill County (approx. 1.1 miles away); Robert R. Young (approx. 1.1 miles away); Edith Ford Memorial Cemetery (approx. 1.7 miles away); Tom T. McGee (approx. 1.7 miles away); The Former Canadian Hospital (approx. 1.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Canadian.
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 125 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.