Dalhart in Dallam County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
50th XIT Rodeo Reunion
—1836 - 1986 —
The XIT Ranch had its beginning when the State of Texas gave 3,000,000 acres of land in the Texas Panhandle in exchange for the construction of the State Capitol building in Austin.
The XIT Rodeo & Reunion is held annually in Dalhart and perpetuates the history and traditions of ranch life in the Texas Panhandle in the early 1900's.
This historical marker honors the heroic patriots who fought for Texas Independence, the unique cowboys who rode the range, herding cattle, over the famous ranch, and those who have continued the Texas heritage through the annual XIT Rodeo & Reunion.
Erected 1986 by The State of Texas.
Location. 36° 3.685′ N, 102° 31.359′ W. Marker is in Dalhart, Texas, in Dallam County. Marker is on East 5th Street west of Denver Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dalhart TX 79022, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured Dallam County Courthouse (here, next to this marker); James R. Fox, Jr. (a few steps from this marker); St. James Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Dalhart Army Air Field (approx. ¼ mile away); Dallam County (approx. 2½ miles away); Hartley County (approx. 12.6 miles away).
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