Higgins in Lipscomb County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Nov. 4, 1879 — Aug. 15, 1935
Born in Oklahoma. In 1898, threatened with discipline for pranks, he left school and came to Texas. He became a cowboy on the Little Robe Ranch near Higgins and made a lifelong friend of young Frank Ewing, son of his employer.
In 1902 he joined a Wild West show; was famous by 1918.
Rogers died in a crash during a globe-circling pioneer flight with aviator Wiley Post, 1935.
Erected 1967 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 5813.)
Location. 36° 7.013′ N, 100° 1.885′ W. Marker is in Higgins, Texas, in Lipscomb County. Marker is at the intersection of Commercial Street (U.S. 60) and County Road 29, on the right when traveling west on Commercial Street. Touch for map. Marker is in a road side park. Marker is in this post office area: Higgins TX 79046, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Higgins (here, next to this marker); Lipscomb County (approx. 1.7 miles away).
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