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

Site of “The Staked Plains”

 
 
Site of “The Staked Plains” Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 11, 2015
1. Site of “The Staked Plains” Marker
Inscription. First newspaper published in Midland County. Printed in 1885 in frame building once on this site. Copies were hand-set and hand-printed at rate of 5 per hour on old-style press. County court proceedings were printed at 75 per square inch. J. C. Rathbun was editor and publisher.
 
Erected 1970 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 14.)
 
Location. 31° 59.967′ N, 102° 4.471′ W. Marker is in Midland, Texas, in Midland County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street and West Illinois Avenue, on the right when traveling south on North Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 219 North Main Street, Midland TX 79701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Valentine Pliska (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Former Site of Midland National Bank (about 600 feet away); The Yucca Theatre (about 700 feet away); Site of Midland County's First Bank (about 700 feet away); Brown-Dorsey House (about 700 feet away); Midland National Bank (approx.
Site of “The Staked Plains” Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 11, 2015
2. Site of “The Staked Plains” Marker
0.3 miles away); Midland's First House (approx. 0.6 miles away); W. F. Scarborough Home, 1908 (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Midland.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 30, 2015, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 225 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 30, 2015, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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