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

Prairie Dog Town

K. N. Clapp

 
 
Prairie Dog Town Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin Hoch, July 31, 2010
1. Prairie Dog Town Marker
Inscription.  The vision of Prairie Dog Town was conceived and implemented by K. N. Clapp in 1935. In the 1930's the government's poisoning program was becoming effective, and he was alarmed that the extinction of the black-tailed prairie dog would result. Mr. Clapp designed this enclosure and, with his friend Ross Edwards, trapped two pairs of black-tailed prairie dogs to be the original residents. He oversaw Prairie Dog Town's care and operation until his death in 1969.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsEnvironment. A significant historical year for this entry is 1935.
 
Location. 33° 35.908′ N, 101° 50.04′ W. Marker is in Lubbock, Texas, in Lubbock County. Marker is on MacKenzie Park Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lubbock TX 79403, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Yellowhouse Canyon (approx. 0.4 miles away); Forks of the Brazos (approx. 0.6 miles away); Migrant Labor Camps of Lubbock County (approx. 0.6 miles away); General Ranald Slidell Mackenzie (approx.
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¾ mile away); Quanah Parker Trail (approx. 1.1 miles away); Lubbock Post Office and Federal Building (approx. 1.1 miles away); Mackenzie Scout Trail (approx. 1.1 miles away); A Tribute to Cotton (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lubbock.
 
Prairie Dog Town Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, June 9, 2017
2. Prairie Dog Town Marker
Prairie Dog Town Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, June 9, 2017
3. Prairie Dog Town Marker
Marker is beyond shelter.
Resident of Prairie Dog Town image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, June 9, 2017
4. Resident of Prairie Dog Town
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 2, 2017. It was originally submitted on February 3, 2012, by Kevin Hoch of Waco, Texas. This page has been viewed 939 times since then and 119 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on February 3, 2012, by Kevin Hoch of Waco, Texas.   2, 3, 4. submitted on July 31, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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