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Canadian in Hemphill County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Site of Old Springer's Road Ranch

(12.2 mi east)

 
 
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1. Site of Old Springer's Road Ranch Marker
Inscription. First post office in Hemphill County. Unique for tunnel from dugout home-store to corral.

On 1870's trail from Fort Elliott (35 miles, southwest) to Fort Supply, Indian Territory, to Fort Dodge, Kansas. Established by A. G. Springer; besides running 300 head of cattle, Springer's was a stagecoach stand, tavern; store (mainly for teamster, hunters) had liquor, canned goods, hunting equipment. Poker-expert Springer was frequent host to soldiers seeking entertainment in tavern.

In 1877, he and Tom Ledbetter, his partner, were killed in gun battle with angered soldiers and were buried at the ranch.
 
Erected 1967 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 4860.)
 
Location. Marker has been confirmed missing. It was likely located near 35° 56.308′ N, 100° 22.204′ W. Marker was in Canadian, Texas, in Hemphill County. Marker was on U.S. 60 0.1 miles south of U.S. 83, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Canadian TX 79014, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Former Site of Hogtown (here, next to this marker but has been reported missing); Canadian River Wagon Bridge
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By Bill Kirchner, March 17, 2016
2. Site of Old Springer's Road Ranch Marker
(about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Canadian River Trails (approx. 1.1 miles away); Hemphill County (approx. 1.1 miles away); Robert R. Young (approx. 1.1 miles away); Edith Ford Memorial Cemetery (approx. 1.7 miles away); Tom T. McGee (approx. 1.7 miles away); The Former Canadian Hospital (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Canadian.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 5, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 172 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 5, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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