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Guymon in Texas County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
 

The Pig

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, April 17, 2012
1. The Pig Marker
Inscription. Homesteading families in the Panhandle commonly had a pig or two for personal consumption. It was not until 1992 when Seaboard Farms announced they were going to build a pork processing plant in Guymon that the pork industry leapt forward here on the Oklahoma Plains. Now, in the early 2000s, 4,000,000 hogs a year are raised in Northwest Oklahoma and the Panhandle for processing at the Guymon plant.

The pork industry has become an integral part of the economy of the Panhandle, as well as the entire state of Oklahoma.

Pig donated by Seaboard Foods
 
Location. 36° 40.643′ N, 101° 28.415′ W. Marker is in Guymon, Oklahoma, in Texas County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of U.S. 412 and U.S. 54. Touch for map. Marker is in Centennial Park. Enter from Park Avenue on east side of park. Marker is in this post office area: Guymon OK 73942, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Oil & Gas ( a few steps from this marker); The Cow ( a few steps from this marker); Guymon, Texas County, Oklahoma ( within shouting distance of this marker); E.T. Guymon ( within shouting distance of this marker); Panhandle Area Natural Gas ( approx. 0.3 miles away).
 
Categories. AgricultureIndustry & Commerce
 
The Pig Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 17, 2012
2. The Pig Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 11, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 380 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 11, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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