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

Geological Riches of Moore County

 
 
Geological Riches of Moore County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 15, 2015
1. Geological Riches of Moore County Marker
Inscription. Have proved beneficial from earliest times when prehistoric man developed first industry in Texas by mining flint deposits along the Canadian River. Items made from these quarries have been found over a large portion of the western United States.

Slabs of dolomite from area were used to build sturdy, warm homes; interiors were coated with mixture of sand, clay and caliche—an advance uncommon in prehistoric North America.

Modern man has established 31 industries based on oil and gas, to take advantage of geological riches untapped by ancient man.
 
Erected 1970. (Marker Number 2147.)
 
Location. 35° 50.512′ N, 101° 58.351′ W. Marker is in Dumas, Texas, in Moore County. Marker is at the intersection of South Dumas Avenue (U.S. 287) and South Bliss Avenue, on the right when traveling north on South Dumas Avenue. Touch for map. Located on the front lawn of the Dumas Visitor's Center and Chamber of Commerce. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1901 South Dumas Avenue, Dumas TX 79029, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Historic Drift Fence (a few steps from this marker); City of Dumas
View of marker and flag display in front of Visitors Center. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 15, 2015
2. View of marker and flag display in front of Visitors Center.
(approx. 1.1 miles away); Moore County Courthouse (approx. 1.1 miles away); Moore County (approx. 5.6 miles away); Route of the Old Tascosa-Dodge City Trail (approx. 5.7 miles away).
 
Additional keywords. geology; oil/petroleum
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNatural Resources
 
Nearby Site of Historic Drift Fence Marker located in front of Dumas Visitors Center. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 15, 2015
3. Nearby Site of Historic Drift Fence Marker located in front of Dumas Visitors Center.
View from marker of visitors center picnic area. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 15, 2015
4. View from marker of visitors center picnic area.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 19, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 180 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 19, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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