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Sod House Spring

 
 
Sod House Spring Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen Lowrey, June 13, 2020
1. Sod House Spring Marker
Inscription.  Indian camp and watering place. Took its name from first sod house built in 1876 by George and John Causey and Frank Lloyd, buffalo hunters. First permanent settlement in this region. In 1882 a cow camp was established at this point by Estes Brothers who grazed cattle in the vicinity until the property was acquired by the Capitol Syndicate.
Erected by the State of Texas - 1936

 
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 13832.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series list.
 
Location. 34° 6.213′ N, 102° 24.346′ W. Marker is near Earth, Texas, in Lamb County. Marker is on County Road 172, one mile east of County Road 1055, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Earth TX 79031, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rocky Ford Crossing and Community (approx. 4.9 miles away);
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Lamb County Sand Hills (approx. 5.9 miles away); Town of Amherst (approx. 6.6 miles away); Old Watering Trough (approx. 7.2 miles away); Quanah Parker Trail (approx. 7.2 miles away); Earth (approx. 8.9 miles away); a different marker also named Quanah Parker Trail (approx. 9 miles away); First Irrigation Well in Lamb County (approx. 10.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Earth.
 
Sod House Spring Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen Lowrey, June 13, 2020
2. Sod House Spring Marker
Sod House Spring Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen Lowrey, June 13, 2020
3. Sod House Spring Marker
The Marker is above the road on a little rise image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen Lowrey, June 13, 2020
4. The Marker is above the road on a little rise
 
 
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 371 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. 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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