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Near Claude in Armstrong County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Dugout of W. M. Dye

 
 
Dugout of W. M. Dye Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 16, 2016
1. Dugout of W. M. Dye Marker
Inscription. William Miles Dye was born in Kentucky in 1864 and moved to Texas with his parents in 1870. He settled in this area in 1891, one year after the organization of Armstrong County. By hauling rock from Palo Duro Canyon, Dye helped in the construction of the first county jail in Claude (13 mi. N). Still visible (10 yds. N) is the lower portion of the dugout he built for his family. Dugouts often were constructed in areas, such as the Texas Panhandle, where building materials were in short supply.
 
Erected 1983 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1295.)
 
Location. 34° 54.909′ N, 101° 19.197′ W. Marker is near Claude, Texas, in Armstrong County. Marker is on Farm to Market Road 2272 2.3 miles east of Texas Highway 207, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Claude TX 79019, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The S.P. Hamblen Family (approx. 6 miles away); Site of Old Goodnight Ranch (approx. 11.1 miles away); Quanah Parker Trail (approx. 11.2 miles away); Charles Goodnight (approx. 11.3 miles away);
Dugout of W. M. Dye Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 16, 2016
2. Dugout of W. M. Dye Marker
Town of Goodnight (approx. 11.3 miles away); Park Named for William A. Carroll, M.D. (approx. 13.4 miles away); First Baptist Church of Claude (approx. 13.6 miles away); Armstrong County (approx. 13.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Claude.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Dugout of W. M. Dye Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 16, 2016
3. Dugout of W. M. Dye Marker
View west on FM-2272.
Dugout of W. M. Dye image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 16, 2016
4. Dugout of W. M. Dye
Still visible is the lower portion of the dugout he built for his family.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 17, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 17, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 168 times since then and 85 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 17, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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