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

Site of Virginia City

 
 
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By Allen Lowrey, June 13, 2020
1. Site of Virginia City Marker
Inscription.  Part of a land promotion scheme begun 1908. Advertised as future metropolis by shrewd dealers, who implied that good rains and bumper crops were typical of region. Naive buyers were treated to tours through town, where they saw shops, a lot reserved for the courthouse, and a roadbed for the railroad.

Town was named for wife of an early county landowner.

Although a local cowboy had remarked that Virginia City's biggest crop was "suckers", many people bought land, only to face a ruinous drought, 1909-1912. Most soon moved, leaving site vacant.
 
Erected 1969 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 4909.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1908.
 
Location. 33° 58.739′ N, 102° 54.266′ W. Marker is in Muleshoe, Texas, in Bailey County. Marker is on FM 1731, on the left when traveling south. The marker is on County Road FM 1731, 20 miles southwest of Muleshoe. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sudan TX 79371, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 18 miles of this marker, measured as the
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By Allen Lowrey, June 13, 2020
2. Site of Virginia City Marker
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crow flies. Coyote Lake (approx. 8˝ miles away); Maple Cemetery (approx. 8.7 miles away); Muleshoe National Wildlife Refuge (approx. 9˝ miles away); La Pista de Vida Agua (approx. 9.6 miles away); Enochs Cemetery (approx. 10.9 miles away); XIT Ranch South Line (approx. 17.1 miles away).
 
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By Allen Lowrey, June 13, 2020
3. Site of Virginia City Marker
Many of Texas' historical markers are noted by these additional signs, which also include the marker number.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 14, 2020, by Allen Lowrey of Amarillo, Texas. This page has been viewed 48 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 14, 2020, by Allen Lowrey of Amarillo, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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