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Near Post in Garza County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Dry-Land Farming

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, November 11, 2017
1. Dry-Land Farming Marker
Inscription. This low rainfall area, limited usually to grazing, was colonized in 1907 by C. W. Post, creator of Post Foods, and a philanthropist. By introducing new agricultural techniques, he was able to make farming profitable for colonists.

Cotton, milo maize, Indian corn, and oats were grown here. Post also experimented with several types of fruits and vegetables.

Men of small means could buy farms on easy terms from Post. He provided good houses, fences, windmills, and electricity.

Also built Post Textile Mill to provide supplemental work and income for the colonists.
 
Erected 1967 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 1289.)
 
Location. 33° 12.678′ N, 101° 29.211′ W. Marker is near Post, Texas, in Garza County. Marker is on County Highway 399 north of County Highway 230, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Post TX 79356, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Twin Chimneys (approx. 3.7 miles away); C. W. Post Rain Battles (approx. 3.7 miles away); Site of Graham School (approx. 4.3 miles away); Graham Chapel Methodist Church
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By Bill Kirchner, November 11, 2017
2. Dry-Land Farming Marker
(approx. 4.3 miles away); Kate McCommis (approx. 5.3 miles away); Pioneer's Well (approx. 5.3 miles away); Llano Ranch (approx. 5.3 miles away); C. W. Post Home (approx. 6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Post.
 
Categories. Agriculture
 
Dry-Land Farming Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 11, 2017
3. Dry-Land Farming Marker
View north on County Road 399.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 25, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 25, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 81 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 25, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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