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6666 Dixon Creek Ranch

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, March 17, 2016
1. 6666 Dixon Creek Ranch Marker
Inscription. Takes name from creek where noted buffalo hunter and scout Billy Dixon established first dugout home on High Plains, 1874.
Ranch founded, 1882, by Francklyn Land and Cattle Co., English firm backed by Cunard Steamship Co.
Fenced, 1884, with barbed wire hauled here from railroad at Dodge City; posts were of Palo Duro Canyon cedars.
Purchased in 1903 by S. Burk Burnett (1849-1922), trail driver, rancher; an organizer and for 45 years on executive board, Texas Cattle Raisers Association. Host during 1905 wolf hunt to U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt.

(Ranch not open to public.)

 
Erected 1965 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 42.)
 
Location. 35° 32.485′ N, 101° 24.166′ W. Marker is near Panhandle, Texas, in Carson County. Marker is on State Highway 207 half a mile north of Four Sixes Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Panhandle TX 79068, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gulf Burnett No. 2 (approx. 4.3 miles away); First Rotary Drilling Rig Used in Texas Panhandle (approx. 4.3 miles away);
6666 Dixon Creek Ranch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 17, 2016
2. 6666 Dixon Creek Ranch Marker
Fort Smith-Santa Fe Trail (approx. 7.8 miles away); Beale Road (approx. 7.8 miles away); Site of John and Maggie Weatherly Half-Dugout Site (approx. 8 miles away); Girl Scout Little House (approx. 8.7 miles away); First Methodist Church of Borger (approx. 8.7 miles away); Quanah Parker Trail (approx. 9.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Panhandle.
 
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6666 Dixon Creek Ranch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 17, 2016
3. 6666 Dixon Creek Ranch Marker
View north on Texas highway 207.
 
 
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