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Near Gruver in Hansford County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Site of Cator Buffalo Camp

 
 
Site of Cator Buffalo Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 16, 2016
1. Site of Cator Buffalo Camp Marker
Inscription.  Established by James H. and Bob Cator in the spring of 1872 while hunting buffalo in the fall of 1875. The camp became a trading post known as Zulu.
 
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 4752.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Places. In addition, it is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series list.
 
Location. 36° 8.404′ N, 101° 26.619′ W. Marker is near Gruver, Texas, in Hansford County. Marker is on State Highway 136 1˝ miles north of Farm to Market Road 520, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gruver TX 79040, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Old Zulu Stockade (approx. 1.7 miles away); Old Farwell (approx. 8˝ miles away); Dodge City-Tascosa Trail (approx. 8.7 miles away); Site of Hansford County Courthouse (approx. 9.1 miles away); Hansford Cemetery
Site of Cator Buffalo Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 16, 2016
2. Site of Cator Buffalo Camp Marker
(approx. 9.2 miles away); Gruver Cemetery (approx. 9.7 miles away); Drift Fence (approx. 13.3 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 29, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 239 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 29, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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