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Groom in Carson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Dr. Charles L. Fields

(1858-1941)

 
 
Dr. Charles L. Fields Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, November 16, 2016
1. Dr. Charles L. Fields Marker
Inscription.  Prominent pioneer dentist and farmer. As a boy, cut wood to support mother widowed in Civil War. Worked as carpenter for money to attend dental school in Chicago. Licensed 1890.

Came to Canadian in 1903; Groom, 1916. Traveled at times to ranch headquarters and to Ochiltree and Mobeetie, to patients unable to go to him. Often had to ford rivers, hauling his collapsible dental chair and foot-powered drill. Used iodine and laudanum as antiseptics and pain-killers. Operated his own denture lab. Met large demand for gold teeth. Often was paid in beef, produce.
 
Erected 1966 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 1264.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Science & Medicine. A significant historical year for this entry is 1890.
 
Location. 35° 12.114′ N, 101° 6.451′ W. Marker is in Groom, Texas, in Carson County. Marker is on Broadway north of 1st Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Groom TX 79039, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. State National Bank
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(within shouting distance of this marker); City of Groom (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jericho Cemetery (approx. 11.8 miles away); Town of Goodnight (approx. 12.3 miles away); Charles Goodnight (approx. 12.4 miles away); Quanah Parker Trail (approx. 12.6 miles away); Site of Old Goodnight Ranch (approx. 12.6 miles away).
 
Dr. Charles L. Fields Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, November 16, 2016
2. Dr. Charles L. Fields Marker
Dr. Charles L. Fields Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, November 16, 2016
3. Dr. Charles L. Fields Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 10, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 10, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 360 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 10, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.

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