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

El Capote Cabin

c. 1838

 
 
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Inscription.  This cabin was built during the Republic of Texas period (1836-1845) and represents the simple architecture of early frontier days. Located in what is now Guadalupe County Texas, it was constructed of winged elm logs chinked with mud from a nearby streambed. The roofing was hand-split pecan shakes; the floor was compacted earth. Multiple door opening were cut into the logs in later years, when the cabin may have served as slave quarters or a kitchen. El Capote, or "the cape," was named for nearby hills that spread out like a cloak.
 
Erected by The Diamond M Foundation and National Ranching Heritage Center.
 
Location. 33° 35.405′ N, 101° 53.042′ W. Marker is in Lubbock, Texas, in Lubbock County. Marker can be reached from 4th Street west of Flint Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Located within the National Ranching Heritage Center Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3121 4th Street, Lubbock TX 79409, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hedwig's Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); Los Corralitos (within
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shouting distance of this marker); The Pitchfork (within shouting distance of this marker); Picket and Sotol House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Matador Office (about 300 feet away); Jowell House (about 400 feet away); Typical Homesteader Cabin (about 400 feet away); Old Mail Camp (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lubbock.
 
Also see . . .  National Ranching Heritage Center. Texas Tech University (Submitted on June 18, 2019.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
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By Denise Boose, May 31, 2019
3. El Capote Cabin Marker
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By Denise Boose, May 31, 2019
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 10, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 17, 2019, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 63 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 17, 2019, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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