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

Frank Collinson

Buffalo Hunter

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, November 15, 2016
1. Frank Collinson Marker
Inscription. In 1872, Frank Collinson, an English born adventurer, came to Texas to be a cowboy. After a few years of trailing the big cattle herds north, he turned his attention to the burgeoning Buffalo hide trade that was taking root at Texas towns such as Rath City, Fort Griffin and Mobeetie.
From 1875 to 1878, Collinson steadily worked the ranges of the Texas Panhandle and the rolling plains below the Llano Estacado. During the height of the great hunt, Collinson armed with a Sharps .45 caliber rifle, downed 121 Buffalo with a little over 300 shots on a single stand approximately one mile north of this site – a feat that was never duplicated on the Texas Bison Range.

This marker is dedicated to all of the people and animals, who for countless generations, have roamed beneath the endless skies of the plains of Texas.
 
Location. 34° 25.449′ N, 100° 12.475′ W. Marker is in Childress, Texas, in Childress County. Marker is at the intersection of Avenue C N.W. and 3rd Street N.W., on the right when traveling east on Avenue C N.W.. Touch for map. Marker is on the southeast corner. Marker is in this post office area: Childress TX 79201, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Childress Post Office Building (a few steps from this
Frank Collinson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 15, 2016
2. Frank Collinson Marker
marker); Palace Theater (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Childress County (approx. 0.2 miles away); Colonel Wm. Edgar Hughes of the Mill Iron (approx. mile away); Old Railroad Y.M.C.A. (approx. half a mile away); Morgan Hospital (approx. 0.6 miles away); Goodnight Trail (approx. 0.6 miles away); Childress Cemetery (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Childress.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 4, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 4, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 208 times since then and 72 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 4, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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