Hale Center in Hale County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Ranching and Farming in Hale County
When the public land was gone and free grazing ended, the larger ranches were divided into smaller tracts. The transition from ranching to farming was difficult. By the early 20th century, wheat farming and dairy production began to replace ranching operations.
The Dust Bowl and Depression of the 1930s brought new hardships. Soon after World War II, however, a high percentage of the cultivated acreage in Hale County was under irrigation. This allowed for crop diversification with high yields of grain sorghum, corn, soybeans, wheat, vegetables, and livestock production. Cotton has become the leading cash crop.
Erected 1985 by Texas Historical Commission.
Location. 34° 2.909′ N, 101° 51.236′ W. Marker is in Hale Center, Texas, in Hale County. Touch for map. Marker is at the Hale County Farm & Ranch Historical Museum. Use exit 36 from Interstate 27 onto west access road. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1434 IH-27, Hale Center TX 79041, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Baptist Church of Hale Center (approx. 1.1 miles away); Nils Akeson (approx. 1.1 miles away); J. Frank Norfleet (approx. 1.2 miles away); Site of Epworth (approx. 1.2 miles away); Snyder Community (approx. 9.9 miles away); The Slaton Well (approx. 10.6 miles away but has been reported missing); Hale County (approx. 11.4 miles away); Plainview Cemetery and Memorial Park (approx. 12 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hale Center.
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