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Snyder in Scurry County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Quanah Parker

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, November 12, 2017
1. Quanah Parker Marker
Inscription. The last major Native American warrior of the great Plains, was the son of Comanche Chief Peta Nocona and Cynthia Ann Parker, a white woman kidnapped in a Comanche raid. His tribe was one of the last to come into the U.S. Reservation system. Quanah, named Chief of the Comanche on the reservation, proved to be a forceful, resourceful, and able leader. Through wise investments, he became one of the wealthiest American Indians of his day. He negotiated grazing rights with Texas cattlemen, invested in businesses, learned English, and lobbied the U.S. Congress on behalf of the Comanche Nation. Theodore Roosevelt was a frequent hunting partner.

Abilene-area sculptor Terry Gilbreth created this original piece. The likeness of Quanah and his traditional attire were authenticated through extensive research. The Diamond M foundation, The legacy of C.T. And Claire McLaughlin, provided funding for this sculpture.

A part of Scurry County history, Quanah Parker is a perfect symbol for the mission of Western Texas College. This tribute to Quanah Parker was commissioned in 2011 on the centennial of his death.
 
Location. 32° 40.669′ N, 100° 54.876′ W. Marker is in Snyder, Texas, in Scurry County. Touch for map. Marker is east of the entrance
Quanah Parker Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 12, 2017
2. Quanah Parker Marker
to the Scurry County Museum, on the campus of Western Texas College. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6200 College Avenue, Snyder TX 79549, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Prairie Dog (approx. 1.4 miles away); First Christian Church (approx. 2 miles away); F. J. Grayum Home (approx. 2.3 miles away); E. W. Clark House (approx. 2.3 miles away); Towle House (approx. 2.4 miles away); Dodson House (approx. 2.4 miles away); Engine No. 5 (approx. 2 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Snyder.
 
Categories. Native Americans
 
Quanah Parker Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 12, 2017
3. Quanah Parker Marker
Quanah Parker Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 12, 2017
4. Quanah Parker Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 21, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 21, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 95 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 21, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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