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Wild Cow Corral

Early 20th Century

 
 
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Inscription.  Wild cow corrals were used for catching unbranded, free-roaming cattle in mountainous regions. The one was constructed in high terrian around Capitan, N.M., on the Block Ranch. Cowboys, or "brush poppers," as they were known in rough country, devised a way to catch the animals by building corrals among the trees and putting feed inside trap gates. Cattle could get in, but they could not nudge the gate open to get out again. Cowboys used burros to drag the struggling cattle down the mountain to the ranch where they were branded.
 
Erected by The Diamond M Foundation and National Ranching Heritage Center.
 
Location. 33° 35.418′ N, 101° 52.949′ 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 Block Drift Fence (a few steps from this marker); Old Mail Camp (within shouting distance
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of this marker); Jowell Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Matador Half – Dugout (within shouting distance of this marker); Jowell House (within shouting distance of this marker); Waggoner Ranch Commissary (within shouting distance of this marker); Harrell House (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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By Denise Boose, May 31, 2019
3. Wild Cow Corral 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 59 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 17, 2019, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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