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

Picket and Sotol House

1904, 1905

 
 
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By Denise Boose, May 31, 2019
1. Picket and Sotol House Marker
Inscription.  Far West Texas offered little as building material. So early homesteaders used the yucca-like sotol plant—tall, woody stalks that grew from the center of the desert plants. Two rooms of the house were built with a framework of cedar posts and sotol stalks nailed horizontally to the posts on the inside and out, forming double walls. Soil and small rocks were poured between the walls as filler and insulation. The roof was thatched with bundles of sacahuista grass. The second inhabitant added the third room of upright cedar pickets with a fieldstone fireplace.
 
Erected by The Diamond M Foundation and National Ranching Heritage Center.
 
Location. 33° 35.36′ N, 101° 53.062′ 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. Matador Office (within shouting distance of this marker); JA Oat Bin/Monitor Vaneless L Model Windmill
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By Denise Boose, May 31, 2019
2. Picket and Sotol House Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); The Pitchfork (within shouting distance of this marker); 6666 Barn (within shouting distance of this marker); Barton House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); El Capote Cabin (about 300 feet away); Los Corralitos (about 300 feet away); Ropes Depot (about 300 feet away). 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.) 
 
Categories. ArchitectureSettlements & Settlers
 
Picket and Sotol House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 31, 2019
3. Picket and Sotol House Marker
Picket and Sotol House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 31, 2019
4. Picket and Sotol House Marker
Picket and Sotol House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 31, 2019
5. Picket and Sotol House Marker
 

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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 29 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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