Near Panhandle in Carson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Thomas Cree Homesite
(Right Side Plaque):
Texas High Plains
Set front dugout home by
Thomas Cree 1888
Good luck symbol of settlers
throughout drouth, blizzard and heat.
Cree's bois d'arc tree
died in the 1970s. County
residents planted a new
tree here in 1990 as a
memorial to the area's
(Left Side Plaque):
The 33rd Anniversary National Convention, Men's Garden Clubs of America, meeting at Amarillo, June 14-17, 1965, formally recognized and paid tribute to the significance of Thomas Cree's little tree and to the memory of this heroic early gardener of these High Plains.
Erected 1980 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 5467.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Historic Trees marker series.
Location. 35° 18.638′ N, 101° 27.687′ W. Marker is near Panhandle, Texas, in Carson County. Marker is on U.S. 60 4.9 miles west of Texas Highway 207, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in the center, on a post with two other markers. Marker is in this post office area: Panhandle TX 79068, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Carson County (approx. 5.1 miles away); Panhandle (approx. 5.2 miles away); Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railroad Depot (approx. 5.2 miles away); Temple Lea Houston (approx. 5.2 miles away); Texas Panhandle Pioneers: The Simms Brothers (approx. 5.2 miles away); Pioneer Dugout (approx. 5.2 miles away); The Square House (approx. 5.2 miles away); Eclipse Windmill Patented 1867 (approx. 5.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Panhandle.
Categories. • Agriculture • Settlements & Settlers •
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