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Near Vernon in Wilbarger County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Doan's Crossing on Red River

 
 
Doan's Crossing on Red River Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 8, 2017
1. Doan's Crossing on Red River Marker
Inscription. By herds on the Western Texas-Kansas Trail, 1876-1895, six million cattle and horses crossed here.
"You don't need much monument if the cause is good. It's only these monuments that are for no reason at all that has to be big. Good luck to you all anyhow.
Yours, Will Rogers.”

Dedicated to George W. Saunders, President of the Old Trail Driver's Association, "Who kept the trail records straight."
 
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 1235.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
 
Location. 34° 20.592′ N, 99° 15.317′ W. Marker is near Vernon, Texas, in Wilbarger County. Marker is on Farm to Market Road 924 near Farm to Market Road 2916, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Vernon TX 76384, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Doan's Crossing (here, next to this marker); The Western Texas – Kansas Trail (here, next to this marker); Capt. John T. Lytle (within shouting distance of this marker); The Doans' Adobe Building
Doan's Crossing on Red River Marker <i>at the right</i> image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 8, 2017
2. Doan's Crossing on Red River Marker at the right
Three Historical Markers at Doan's Crossing.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Vernon Drugstore (was approx. 13.2 miles away but has been reported missing. ); W. D. Berry Home (approx. 13.2 miles away); Thaddeus Edgar Johnson (approx. 13.2 miles away); Wilbarger County WWI Memorial (approx. 13.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vernon.
 
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Doan's Crossing on Red River Marker <i>at the far right</i> image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 8, 2017
3. Doan's Crossing on Red River Marker at the far right
View north on FM-924 at intersection with FM-2916.
 
 
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 53 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 2, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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