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

The Pitchfork

Ranch Cookhouse

 

c. 1900

 
The Pitchfork Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 31, 2019
1. The Pitchfork Marker
Inscription.  The Pitchfork Ranch Cookhouse began as a one-room structure. The dining area was added in two sections. Though the exterior walls are covered in modern siding, the original wood plank siding is still intact underneath. The interior walls and ceiling are clad with narrow 1 inch by 2 inch beveled plank paneling. The dining area is a long spare space furnished with hand-made wood tables and benches. Over the years screen porches were added, removed and rebuilt. The building was expanded, including a four-foot widening of the kitchen and a room used as an infirmary. There are no frills. This was working ranch kitchen.
 
Erected by The Diamond M Foundation and National Ranching Heritage Center.
 
Location. 33° 35.38′ N, 101° 53.075′ W. Marker is in Lubbock, Texas, in Lubbock County. Marker can be reached from 4th St. Located within the National Ranching Heritage Center Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3121 4th St, 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. Picket and Sotol House (within shouting distance of this marker); Los Corralitos
The Pitchfork Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 31, 2019
2. The Pitchfork Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); JA Oat Bin/Monitor Vaneless L Model Windmill (within shouting distance of this marker); 6666 Barn (within shouting distance of this marker); El Capote Cabin (within shouting distance of this marker); Matador Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Hedwig's Hill (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hoffman Barn (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lubbock.
 
Categories. ArchitectureSettlements & Settlers
 
Cookhouse interior image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 31, 2019
3. Cookhouse interior
Kitchen image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 31, 2019
4. Kitchen
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 30, 2019, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 73 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 30, 2019, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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