Canadian in Hemphill County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Anvil Park Ranch
Begun 1891 by blacksmith J. C. Studer who came from Kansas in 1886. His occupation inspired Anvil brand and name of ranch. Ran only purebred cattle after 1919. Drew top cattle buyers. Spread grew from two sections to 5,000 acres.
Famous for annual professional rodeo 1918 to 1941. Attracted top cowboys from throughout nation. Many stars of rodeo world started here. As many as 8,000 visitors viewed 3-day performances.
Ranch was sold 1951 to Texas Parks & Wildlife Commission for game breeding purposes.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1967
Erected 1967 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 176.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
Location. 35° 55.341′ N, 100° 18.847′ W. Marker is in Canadian, Texas, in Hemphill County. Marker is on FM 2266 3˝ miles east of U.S. 60, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: FM 2266, Canadian TX 79014, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Former Site of Hogtown (here, next to Gene Howe Wildlife Management Area (approx. 1.4 miles away); Tom T. McGee (approx. 3.3 miles away); Edith Ford Memorial Cemetery (approx. 3.3 miles away); Canadian River Wagon Bridge (approx. 3.3 miles away); Quanah Parker Trail (approx. 3˝ miles away); Canadian River Trails (approx. 3˝ miles away); Hemphill County (approx. 3˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Canadian.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 26, 2020, by Allen Lowrey of Amarillo, Texas. This page has been viewed 48 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 26, 2020, by Allen Lowrey of Amarillo, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.