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Canadian in Hemphill County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Former Site of Hogtown

 
 
Former Site of Hogtown Marker image. Click for full size.
1. Former Site of Hogtown Marker
Inscription. Forerunner of town of Canadian. Sprang up, 1886, as a tent city for railroad gang working on Southern Kansas line. Named for poor appearance - like a hogpen. After landowner Sam Polland and railroad disputed price for land, line moved across river, taking populace with it.
 
Erected 1969 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 1951.)
 
Location. Marker has been confirmed missing. It was likely located near 35° 56.308′ N, 100° 22.203′ 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. Site of Old Springer's Road Ranch (here, next to this marker but has been reported missing); Canadian River Wagon Bridge (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); 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
Former Site of Hogtown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 17, 2016
2. Former Site of Hogtown Marker
(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.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 148 times since then and 4 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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