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Near Jayton in Kent County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Putoff Canyon

(East of here)

 
 
Putoff Canyon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 7, 2017
1. Putoff Canyon Marker
Inscription. Named for a Mr. Putoff, early settler. In region of Salt Water, canyon was noted for its freshwater spring "strong enough to swim a horse". Area was a resort, 1900-1914, for many artists. Western writer Zane Grey used region as setting for his novel "The Thundering Herd".
 
Erected 1969 by the State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 4139.)
 
Location. 33° 17.257′ N, 100° 35.795′ W. Marker is near Jayton, Texas, in Kent County. Marker is on Texas Route 70 north of County Road 161, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located at a small picnic area pull-off. Marker is in this post office area: Jayton TX 79528, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Quanah Parker Trail (approx. 2.4 miles away); First National Bank Building (approx. 3 miles away); Double Mountain Salt Works (approx. 3.1 miles away); Kent County (approx. 3.1 miles away).
 
Additional keywords. geology, water topics
 
Categories. Natural FeaturesWaterways & Vessels
 
Canyon can be seen in far distance. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 7, 2017
2. Canyon can be seen in far distance.
View from marker looking north on Texas Highway 70. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 7, 2017
3. View from marker looking north on Texas Highway 70.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 9, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 9, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 88 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 9, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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