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

Old Block Drift Fence

1880s

 
 
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By Denise Boose, May 31, 2019
1. Old Block Drift Fence Marker
Inscription.  This historic fence ran 80 miles from the west end of the Capitan Mountains to Vaughn, N.M. The only part remaining is in Haspris Canyon on a ranch headquartered near Ancho. The fence kept livestock from drifting into unprotected areas. In "I Rode a Horse Wild and Free," Guy Crandall wrote... there was only one long fence in the southern part of the territory of New Mexico, and that was known as the Old Block Drift Fence. With only the one drift fence, the cattle roamed over the wide expanses of New Mexico.
 
Erected by The Diamond M Foundation and National Ranching Heritage Center.
 
Location. 33° 35.424′ N, 101° 52.962′ W. Marker is in Lubbock, Texas, in Lubbock County. Marker can be reached from 4th Street near 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. Old Mail Camp (a few steps from this marker); Wild Cow Corral (a few steps from this marker); Jowell Cemetery
Old Block Drift Fence Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 31, 2019
2. Old Block Drift Fence Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Jowell House (within shouting distance of this marker); Matador Half – Dugout (within shouting distance of this marker); Waggoner Ranch Commissary (within shouting distance of this marker); Hedwig's Hill (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Typical Homesteader Cabin (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 19, 2019.) 
 
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Old Block Drift Fence Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 31, 2019
3. Old Block Drift Fence Marker
Old Block Drift Fence Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 31, 2019
4. Old Block Drift Fence Marker
 

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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 44 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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