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

R. Dick Bussell

(1845—1935)

 
 
R. Dick Bussell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 2, 2012
1. R. Dick Bussell Marker
Inscription.  Famed hunter. In 1870's killed buffalo on this square; was one of the first men to hunt commercially.

Came to Texas in 1874. In 1887, helped to survey the townsite here, where he became lifelong resident, operating a livery stable and wagon yard. Is buried in local cemetery.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark—1967

 
Erected 1967 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 4147.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsCemeteries & Burial SitesIndustry & CommerceRoads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 35° 54.781′ N, 100° 22.963′ W. Marker is in Canadian, Texas, in Hemphill County. Marker is on East Main Street east of South 4th Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Canadian TX 79014, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Hemphill (here, next to this marker); Hemphill County Jail (within shouting distance of this
R. Dick Bussell Marker <i>on the left</i> image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 2, 2012
2. R. Dick Bussell Marker on the left
marker); W.C.T.U. Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Jones Mansion (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Church Bell (about 700 feet away); First National Bank of Canadian (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Baptist Church of Canadian (approx. 0.2 miles away); Moody Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Canadian.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 21, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 28, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 372 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 28, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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