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Near Chillicothe in Hardeman County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Texas Agricultural Experiment Station

Substation No. 12

 

—Home of Hybrid Sorghums —

 
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By Bill Kirchner, June 8, 2017
1. Texas Agricultural Experiment Station Marker
Inscription. Forage crop field station at which in 1909 (when situated 6 mi. NE) was planted the United States' first sudan grass, a sorghum especially adaptable to semiarid regions. The United States Department of Agriculture had brought the seed from Khartum, Africa. Here ensued more than a half-century of sorghum breeding under supervision of A. B. Conner, J. R. Quinby, J. C. Stephens and other scientists, culminating in hybrid seed for more productive crops that revolutionized the agriculture of the Great Plains.
 
Erected 1971 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 5246.)
 
Location. 34° 11.665′ N, 99° 31.033′ W. Marker is near Chillicothe, Texas, in Hardeman County. Marker is on Farm to Market Road 392, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1340 FM-392, Chillicothe TX 79225, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chillicothe First Methodist Church (approx. 4.2 miles away); Medicine Mound Community (approx. 4½ miles away); W. P. A. Sanitation Project (approx. 4½ miles away); Hicks & Cobb General Merchandise Store
Texas Agricultural Experiment Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 8, 2017
2. Texas Agricultural Experiment Station Marker
(approx. 4½ miles away); Old Mounds Cemetery (approx. 5.4 miles away); The Lockett Community (approx. 11.4 miles away); Red River Valley Museum (approx. 11½ miles away); The Great Western Trail (approx. 11½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chillicothe.
 
Categories. Agriculture
 
Texas Agricultural Experiment Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 8, 2017
3. Texas Agricultural Experiment Station Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 2, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 2, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 61 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 2, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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