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

Texas Sesquicentennial

50th XIT Rodeo Reunion

 

— 1836 - 1986 —

 
Texas Sesquicentennial   Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 15, 2016
1. Texas Sesquicentennial   Marker
Inscription.  This plaque is in commemoration of the Sesquicentennial, celebrating Independence of Texas from Mexico 150 years ago, and the Golden Anniversary of the XIT Rodeo & Reunion, which had its origin in 1936 as a Reunion of men who worked on the XIT Ranch.

The XIT Ranch had its beginning when the State of Texas gave 3,000,000 acres of land in the Texas Panhandle in exchange for the construction of the State Capitol building in Austin.

The XIT Rodeo & Reunion is held annually in Dalhart and perpetuates the history and traditions of ranch life in the Texas Panhandle in the early 1900's.

This historical marker honors the heroic patriots who fought for Texas Independence, the unique cowboys who rode the range, herding cattle, over the famous ranch, and those who have continued the Texas heritage through the annual XIT Rodeo & Reunion.
 
Erected 1986 by The State of Texas.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureAnimals. A significant historical year for this entry is 1936.
 
Location. 36° 3.685′ N, 102° 31.359′ 
Texas Sesquicentennial   Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 15, 2016
2. Texas Sesquicentennial   Marker
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W. Marker is in Dalhart, Texas, in Dallam County. Marker is on East 5th Street west of Denver Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dalhart TX 79022, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dallam County Courthouse (here, next to this marker); James R. Fox, Jr. (a few steps from this marker); Dalhart High School Boys World War II Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Dallam County (a few steps from this marker); 305th Airdrome Squadron Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); St. James Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Dalhart Army Air Field (approx. ¼ mile away); Mrs. Cordia Sloan Duke (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dalhart.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 23, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 437 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 23, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.

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