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

Waggoner Ranch Commissary

c. 1870s

 
 
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Inscription.  A commissary was used by large ranches to provide supplies for their cowboys and ranch hands. The great distance to town created a need for food and supplies to be bought in bulk. They were then distributed at headquarters and to distant line camps. Stone walls kept the structure cool in the summer and protected supplies from freezing in winter. This commissary from Wichita County, Texas, was built so a block and tackle could help unload a freight wagon for storage in the loft. Smaller items were stored in the lower room.
 
Erected by The Diamond M Foundation and National Ranching Heritage Center.
 
Location. 33° 35.386′ N, 101° 52.953′ 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 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. Jowell Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Jowell House (within shouting distance
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of this marker); Matador Half – Dugout (within shouting distance of this marker); Harrell House (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Mail Camp (within shouting distance of this marker); Typical Homesteader Cabin (within shouting distance of this marker); Wild Cow Corral (within shouting distance of this marker); Bairfield Schoolhouse (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 July 8, 2019.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 10, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 1, 2019, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 28 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 1, 2019, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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