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Matador Half – Dugout

1888

 
 
Matador Half – Dugout Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 31, 2019
1. Matador Half – Dugout Marker
Inscription.  Most first homes of ranches and settlers on the plains were half-dugouts. They were cut into embankments with the door facing southeast to catch cool breezes in summer. Roofs were made of hides, sod, thatch or, in this case, wood shingles. The roof of this Dickens County, Texas, dugout was built from cottonwood trees that grew along a nearby creek. When materials became available, settlers moved to more conventional homes, glad to be rid of the snakes and critters that shared the dugouts. Cowboys continued to use these structures as bunkhouses or line camps.
 
Erected by The Diamond M Foundation and National Ranching Heritage Center.
 
Location. 33° 35.404′ N, 101° 52.935′ W. Marker is in Lubbock, Texas, in Lubbock County. Marker can be reached from 4th Street. 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. Wild Cow Corral (within shouting distance of this marker); Jowell Cemetery (within shouting distance of this
Matador Half – Dugout Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 31, 2019
2. Matador Half – Dugout Marker
marker); Waggoner Ranch Commissary (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Mail Camp (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Block Drift Fence (within shouting distance of this marker); Jowell House (within shouting distance of this marker); Harrell House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Typical Homesteader Cabin (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lubbock.
 
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Matador Half – Dugout image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 31, 2019
3. Matador Half – Dugout
Matador Half – Dugout Interior image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 31, 2019
4. Matador Half – Dugout Interior
Matador Half – Dugout Memorial Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 31, 2019
5. Matador Half – Dugout Memorial Plaque
Buiding given in memory or Ennis E. Moss SR. By Mrs. E.E. Moss and sons Ennis Jr., James and Hoyle
 

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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 67 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 30, 2019, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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