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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Crosbyton in Crosby County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Old Dewey Lake

 
 
Old Dewey Lake Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 9, 2017
1. Old Dewey Lake Marker
Inscription. Once an important landmark for early surveys of this area, Dewey Lake got its name after surveyors returned from here to headquarters and found, to their embarrassment, they had not yet named this site. Gallantly, they decided to call it after land office employee Miss Dewey.

Lake Shore was site of Texas Ranger Camp "Roberts" (1879-1882) and the "Stag House," barracks for the cowboys of the Two Buckle Ranch. Surveyors often camped here, too.

The lake disappeared in the 1880s after two creeks eroded its shores, forming a new channel which drained the lake basin.
 
Erected 1968 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 3720.)
 
Location. 33° 39.871′ N, 101° 10.531′ W. Marker is near Crosbyton, Texas, in Crosby County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 82 and Farm to Market Road 2591, on the right when traveling west on U.S. 82. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Crosbyton TX 79322, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Two-Buckle Ranch Headquarters (here, next to this marker); Texas Ranger Campsite (here, next to this marker); Main Supply Camp on Historic Mackenzie Trail
Four historical markers at the intersection of highway US-82 and Farm to Market road 2591. image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 9, 2017
2. Four historical markers at the intersection of highway US-82 and Farm to Market road 2591.
Main Supply Camp on Historic Mackenzie Trail Marker
Texas Ranger Campsite Marker
Two-Buckle Ranch Headquarters Marker
Old Dewey Lake Marker
(here, next to this marker); Crosbyton Cemetery (approx. 2 miles away); J. J. Pierce (approx. 2.1 miles away); Lamar Family (approx. 2.1 miles away); Crosby County (approx. 3.6 miles away); The Rock House (approx. 3.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Crosbyton.
 
Categories. AgricultureWaterways & Vessels
 
Four historical markers at the intersection of highway US-82 and Farm to Market road 2591. image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 9, 2017
3. Four historical markers at the intersection of highway US-82 and Farm to Market road 2591.
View north on Farm to Market road 2591.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 7, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 7, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 66 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 7, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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