Near Claude in Armstrong County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
The S.P. Hamblen Family
Mrs. Hamblen, at home with her children, tended the ranch, courageously protecting family from the prevalent rattlesnakes, and repulsing vicious lobo wolves that attacked the young cattle.
The Hamblens lived at this site, known as Mesquite Flat, in 1901-1902. The father and older sons, W.H., David and Claude, put up corrals and a barn, and then built the rockwalled 24 X 36 foot dugout. The tenth child of the family, Luther Ray Hamblen, was born in the Mesquite Flat dugout on March 3, 1902.
Moving from this place, the Hamblens sought the best location for educating their children, who in the tradition of their parents became respected citizens of the west.
Erected 1970 by Texas State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 4401.)
Location. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Claude TX 79019, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Battle of Red River (approx. 4.7 miles away but has been reported missing); Roadside Park on Hamblen Drive (approx. 4.7 miles away but has been reported missing); Dugout of W. M. Dye (approx. 6 miles away).
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Another marker commemorating a member the Hamblen Family
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