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Near Matador in Motley County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Cottonwood Mott Line Camp

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, June 7, 2017
1. Cottonwood Mott Line Camp Marker
Inscription. The Cottonwood Mott, named for the stand, or motte, of trees which surrounded a natural spring here, was the site of a line camp as early as 1878. Cowboys used the camp as a base from which to work, herding cattle and mending fences on the ranch. A log cabin was built here by employees of the Jingle Bob Ranch, and was the site of at least two gunfights. The ranchland was sold in 1882 to the Matador Land & Cattle Company, LDT., a Scotland-based syndicate. The company sold out in 1951, and the land was divided into smaller ranches.
Texas Sesquicentennial 1836-1986
 
Erected 1986 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1079.)
 
Location. 34° 0.536′ N, 101° 0.407′ W. Marker is near Matador, Texas, in Motley County. Marker can be reached from U.S. 62, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is, on a dirt road, 3.2 miles east of Farm to Market road 319 and 2.2 miles north of US-62. Marker is in this post office area: Matador TX 79244, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Henry H. Campbell (approx. 3.2 miles away); Whiteflat (approx. 9 miles away); Bob's Oil Well
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By Bill Kirchner, June 7, 2017
2. Cottonwood Mott Line Camp Marker
(approx. 10.2 miles away); Matador Ranch (approx. 10.3 miles away); Motley County (approx. 10.3 miles away); Traweek House (approx. 10.4 miles away); Quanah Parker Trail (approx. 10.6 miles away); Motley County Jail (approx. 10.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Matador.
 
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By Bill Kirchner, June 7, 2017
3. Cottonwood Mott Line Camp
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 23, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 23, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 86 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 23, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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