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

Jowell House

1872-73

 
 
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Inscription.  This fortress-style home was built in Palo Pinto Country, Texas, to protect a pioneer family from dangers in the wilderness. After George Jowell's wood cabin was burned by Indians, he designed a home of cut limestone and sandstone with rifle slits above the door. The family could find safety by climbing a ladder to the second floor and entering through a trap door, pulling the ladder in behind them. Exterior stairs were added after Indian attacks ceased. A well, cistern and springhouse nearby provided water and cool storage during the summer heat.
 
Erected by The Diamond M Foundation and National Ranching Heritage Center.
 
Location. 33° 35.401′ N, 101° 52.972′ 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. Jowell Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); Old Mail Camp (within
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shouting distance of this marker); Waggoner Ranch Commissary (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Block Drift Fence (within shouting distance of this marker); Wild Cow Corral (within shouting distance of this marker); Matador Half – Dugout (within shouting distance of this marker); Typical Homesteader Cabin (within shouting distance of this marker); Harrell House (within shouting distance of this marker). 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. Settlements & Settlers
 
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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 64 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 17, 2019, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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