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Vernon in Wilbarger County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Red River Valley Museum

 
 
Red River Valley Museum Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 22, 2016
1. Red River Valley Museum Marker
Inscription. Features one of Texas' famed regional collections of Indian artifiacts, tracing history of early man along the Red River. Before Chisholm Trail days, when thousands of cattle crossed Red River at nearby Doan's Crossing, Vernon area was home to tribes of Comanche, Kiowa, and Wichita. Mr. and Mrs. J. Henry Ray of Vernon spent 30 years gathering artifacts, which they donated to Wilbarger County, Oct. 14, 1963.

Wilbarger County Museum Board of Directors:
Dr. J. J. Muirhead, President
M.K. Berry Mrs. Frank Long
Bill Bond Mrs. Wood Magee
F. T. Dabney Charles P. Ross
Sen. Jack Hightower Mrs. W. F. Wilson

 
Erected 1967 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 4421.)
 
Location. 34° 9.496′ N, 99° 19.238′ W. Marker is in Vernon, Texas, in Wilbarger County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of College Drive (U.S. 70) and Hospital Drive. Touch for map. Located in a parking lot median, at the museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4600 College Drive, Vernon TX 76384, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Great Western Trail (here, next to this marker); Wilbarger County
Red River Valley Museum image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 22, 2016
2. Red River Valley Museum
(a few steps from this marker); Waggoner-Hicks House (approx. 1 miles away); W. D. Berry Home (approx. 1.7 miles away); Vernon Drugstore (was approx. 2.1 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Wilbarger County WWI Memorial (approx. 2.1 miles away); Early Wilbarger County (approx. 2.1 miles away); Napoleon 12 Pounder Bronze Field Gun Model 1857 (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vernon.
 
Also see . . .  Red River Valley Museum website. (Submitted on August 13, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. AnthropologyNative AmericansNotable Places
 
Red River Valley Museum Marker in median of parking lot. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 22, 2016
3. Red River Valley Museum Marker in median of parking lot.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 13, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 13, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 212 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 13, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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