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

Mrs. Cordia Sloan Duke

(Jan. 10, 1887 - July 23, 1966)

 
 
Mrs. Cordia Sloan Duke Marker image. Click for full size.
1. Mrs. Cordia Sloan Duke Marker
Inscription.  Chronicler of a unique era in the history of the Southwest. Born in Belton, Mo. At 17, taught school in Indian Territory (Okla.) In 1907, she married Robert L. Duke, a ranch hand who had risen to division manager of the XIT Ranch (then world's largest). In addition to her own family, she "looked after" the 150 cowboys who worked the 3,000,000-acre spread. Kept a diary of everyday events in ranch life around her and successfully encouraged 81 others to do likewise. Thus was preserved an authentic account of a passing phase of American life -- the cowboy and his work.
 
Erected 1969 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3509.)
 
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 36° 4.044′ N, 102° 31.381′ W. Marker was in Dalhart, Texas, in Dallam County. Marker could be reached from the intersection of North Denrock Avenue and Railroad Street. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Dalhart TX 79022, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Dallam County (approx. 0.4 miles away); Texas Sesquicentennial
<i>Site of</i> Mrs. Cordia Sloan Duke Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 15, 2016
2. Site of Mrs. Cordia Sloan Duke Marker
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Dalhart High School Boys World War II Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); 305th Airdrome Squadron Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); James R. Fox, Jr. (approx. 0.4 miles away); Dallam County Courthouse (approx. 0.4 miles away); Dalhart Army Air Field (approx. 0.6 miles away); St. James Church (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dalhart.
 
More about this marker. Marker was removed,and placed in storage, by City of Dalhart due to construction on Denrock Avenue.
Marker is to be replaced at the end of construction in the spring of 2017.
 
Categories. AgricultureAnimals
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 23, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 260 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 23, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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