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

Old Muleshoe Ranch Cookhouse

 
 
Cookhouse - Muleshoe Ranch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 29, 2014
1. Cookhouse - Muleshoe Ranch Marker
Inscription.  

Built in Parmer County about 1897. Bought and moved here about 1902.

Dodge City couple moving to Texas found shoe thrown by mule. Used it for good luck and as branding iron on ranch to which this old cookhouse belonged.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1965
 
Erected 1965 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 3531.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureAnimals.
 
Location. 34° 14.336′ N, 102° 44.792′ W. Marker is in Muleshoe, Texas, in Bailey County. Marker is at the intersection of West Ash Avenue and Taylor Street, on the right when traveling west on West Ash Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Muleshoe TX 79347, 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. Quanah Parker Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Bailey County (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Founding of Bailey County (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Mule (approx. 1.6 miles away); Old Hurley
Cookhouse - Muleshoe Ranch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 29, 2014
2. Cookhouse - Muleshoe Ranch Marker
(approx. 2.2 miles away); Harden A. Douglass (approx. 3˝ miles away); Bailey County Cemetery (approx. 3˝ miles away); XIT Ranch South Line (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Muleshoe.
 
Cookhouse - Muleshoe Ranch image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 29, 2014
3. Cookhouse - Muleshoe Ranch
Old Muleshoe Ranch Cookhouse outdoor grill image. Click for full size.
By Allen Lowrey, June 13, 2020
4. Old Muleshoe Ranch Cookhouse outdoor grill
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 13, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 531 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 13, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   4. submitted on June 14, 2020, by Allen Lowrey of Amarillo, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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