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

T Anchor Ranch

 
 
T Anchor Ranch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 18, 2015
1. T Anchor Ranch Marker
Inscription. In fall 1877, Leigh and Walter Dyer and Samuel Coleman drove about 400 cattle to Spring Draw and built a two-room log cabin. The firm of Gunter, Munson & Summerfield bought their claim, and in 1880-81, cowboys built line camps and corrals and fenced 240,000 acres -- the area’s first use of barbed wire. In 1882, sixteen cowboys and 125 horses herded more than 10,600 cattle in the largest drive on record. The T Anchor weathered a cowboy strike (1883), drought (1885) and blizzard (1886). British-based Cedar Valley Land and Cattle Co. bought the ranch in 1885. When Randall County organized in 1889, six of the first officers were T Anchor employees. Foreman Lee John Hutson operated remaining lands until 1902, when the land was divided into smaller ranches and farms.

175 years of Texas Independence * 1836-2011
 
Erected 2011 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 16921.)
 
Location. 35° 0.393′ N, 101° 55.113′ W. Marker is in Canyon, Texas, in Randall County. Marker is on U.S. 60 Frontage Road half a mile north of Hunsley Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is on the east frontage road. Marker is in this post office area: Canyon TX 79015, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least
T Anchor Ranch Marker <i>on right</i> image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 18, 2015
2. T Anchor Ranch Marker on right
Col. John I. Gregg 1872 Battle Site Marker is on the left.
8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Col. John I. Gregg 1872 Battle Site (here, next to this marker); Randall County (approx. ¾ mile away); Buffalo Courts (approx. 1.6 miles away); Georgia O'Keeffe in Canyon (approx. 1.8 miles away); T-Anchor Ranch (approx. 1.8 miles away); The Charles Goodnight Memorial Trail (approx. 1.8 miles away); First National Bank (approx. 1.8 miles away); Canyon Fire Department (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Canyon.
 
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T Anchor Ranch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 18, 2015
3. T Anchor Ranch Marker
Northbound on US-60 east frontage road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 12, 2015, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 162 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 12, 2015, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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