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Near Schulenburg in Fayette County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Bermuda Valley Farm

 
 
Bermuda Valley Farm Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, December 20, 2020
1. Bermuda Valley Farm Marker
Inscription.  

Site of noted race track (50 yards N) laid out 1889 by Dr. I.E. Clark, State Senator and physician who owned this farm. Although he had planned a 1/2-mile oval track, the course he traced (free style) in his buggy measured 5/8 mile. Later it was graded, using mule-drawn "Fresnos" (old-fashioned scoops for moving earth).

The track was chartered 1894 by the state for the Schulenburg Livestock and Fair Association. Famous horses ran here in its heyday. Here, too, Clark and son Harvey bred 2 of Texas' most famous horses "Orb" and "My Dandy." Cars later raced here.
 
Erected 1969 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 378.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports. A significant historical year for this entry is 1889.
 
Location. 29° 39.969′ N, 96° 55.293′ W. Marker is near Schulenburg, Texas, in Fayette County. Marker is at the intersection of St. John Road (Farm to Market Road 957) and Clark Lane, on the right when traveling south on St. John Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Schulenburg TX 78956, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2
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miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. James Missionary Baptist Church (approx. ¾ mile away); Turner Hall (approx. 0.8 miles away); Jacob Wolters Log Cabin (approx. 0.8 miles away); Site of Former Town of Lyons (approx. 1.2 miles away); Schulenburg City Cemetery (approx. 1.3 miles away); Schulenburg (approx. 1.3 miles away); Carl T. Morene: A Shorthorn Forever (approx. 1.3 miles away); Old Anderson Place (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Schulenburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Isaac Edgar Clark. Legislative Reference Library of Texas (Submitted on December 24, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 

2. Fresno scraper. This design was so revolutionary and economical that it has influenced the design of modern bulldozer blades and earth movers to this day. Source: Wikipedia (Submitted on December 24, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
The entrance to the Bermuda Valley Farm and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, December 20, 2020
2. The entrance to the Bermuda Valley Farm and Marker
The farm is located on private property.
The view of the Bermuda Valley Farm Marker along the highway image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, December 20, 2020
3. The view of the Bermuda Valley Farm Marker along the highway
Dr. I.E. Clark image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Texas Legislators: Past & Present
4. Dr. I.E. Clark
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 24, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 333 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 24, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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