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Near Claude in Armstrong County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Dugout of W. M. Dye

 
 
Dugout of W. M. Dye Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, November 16, 2016
1. Dugout of W. M. Dye Marker
Inscription.  William Miles Dye was born in Kentucky in 1864 and moved to Texas with his parents in 1870. He settled in this area in 1891, one year after the organization of Armstrong County. By hauling rock from Palo Duro Canyon, Dye helped in the construction of the first county jail in Claude (13 mi. N). Still visible (10 yds. N) is the lower portion of the dugout he built for his family. Dugouts often were constructed in areas, such as the Texas Panhandle, where building materials were in short supply.
 
Erected 1983 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1295.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1864.
 
Location. 34° 54.909′ N, 101° 19.197′ W. Marker is near Claude, Texas, in Armstrong County. Marker is on Farm to Market Road 2272, 2.3 miles east of Texas Highway 207, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Claude TX 79019, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The S.P. Hamblen Family (approx. 6 miles away); Hamblen Drive (approx.
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10.4 miles away); Site of Old Goodnight Ranch (approx. 11.1 miles away); Quanah Parker Trail (approx. 11.2 miles away); Charles Goodnight (approx. 11.3 miles away); Town of Goodnight (approx. 11.3 miles away); Park Named for William A. Carroll, M.D. (approx. 13.4 miles away); First Baptist Church of Claude (approx. 13.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Claude.
 
Dugout of W. M. Dye Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, November 16, 2016
2. Dugout of W. M. Dye Marker
Dugout of W. M. Dye Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, November 16, 2016
3. Dugout of W. M. Dye Marker
View west on FM-2272.
Dugout of W. M. Dye image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, November 16, 2016
4. Dugout of W. M. Dye
Still visible is the lower portion of the dugout he built for his family.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 17, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 17, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 605 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 17, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.

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