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

Matador Office

c. 1880

 
 
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By Denise Boose, May 31, 2019
1. Matador Office Marker
Inscription.  Nicknamed the "Scotsmen’s Dive," this building began as the guesthouse for visiting representatives of the Scottish company that owned the Matador Ranch. Forty years later, the clapboard-walled house was converted to the business office for the huge ranching operation. The front room was equipped with desks and office machines used by the manager and accountant. In the center was a bedroom; the bathroom was on the west end. The building has bead board ceilings and tongue and groove wood floors. It reflects the fact that ranching was, first and foremost, a business operation.
 
Erected by The Diamond M Foundation and National Ranching Heritage Center.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 33° 35.35′ N, 101° 53.046′ 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 Street, Lubbock TX 79409, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
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By Denise Boose, May 31, 2019
2. Matador Office Marker
within walking distance of this marker. Picket and Sotol House (within shouting distance of this marker); JA Oat Bin/Monitor Vaneless L Model Windmill (within shouting distance of this marker); Barton House (within shouting distance of this marker); 6666 Barn (within shouting distance of this marker); The Pitchfork (within shouting distance of this marker); Typical Homesteader Cabin (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); El Capote Cabin (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.) 
 
Matador Office Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 31, 2019
3. Matador Office Marker
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By Denise Boose, May 31, 2019
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By Denise Boose, May 31, 2019
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By Denise Boose, May 31, 2019
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 10, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 7, 2019, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 66 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 7, 2019, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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