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Near Quitaque in Briscoe County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Gasoline Cotton Gin

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, November 15, 2016
1. Gasoline Cotton Gin Marker
Inscription.  Cotton farmers began settling in this area in 1903. A water well was dug in 1906, attracting more farmers and increasing crop production. Because the nearest cotton gin was ten miles away in Turkey, three partners (M.E. Tomson, J.H. Clack, and L.A. McCracken) bought a gasoline-powered engine and built a gin at this site. The first bale of cotton was ginned in April 1907. The presence of the gin led to the development of a town named Gasoline. The town declined after the railroad bypassed it in 1927 and the gin was destroyed in a 1938 fire.
 
Erected 1990 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2110.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Agriculture. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1907.
 
Location. 34° 20.575′ N, 101° 0.851′ W. Marker is near Quitaque, Texas, in Briscoe County. Marker is on Farm to Market Road 599 2.4 miles south of Texas Highway 86, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Quitaque TX 79255, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Resthaven Cemetery (approx. 1.7 miles away); Quanah Parker Trail
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By Bill Kirchner, November 15, 2016
2. Gasoline Cotton Gin Marker
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(approx. 2.4 miles away); Camp Resolution (approx. 4 miles away); Lake Theo Folsom Bison Kill Site (approx. 6 miles away); Site of Original Headquarters of the Quitaque Ranch (approx. 6.4 miles away); Bob Wills (approx. 7.3 miles away); Hotel Turkey (approx. 7˝ miles away); Turkey High School (approx. 7.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Quitaque.
 
Also see . . .  Gasoline, TX and the cotton gin. Texas State Historical Association Handbook of Texas (Submitted on November 29, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.) 
 
Gasoline Cotton Gin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 15, 2016
3. Gasoline Cotton Gin Marker
View west from marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 29, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 28, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 335 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 28, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.

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