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Near Tulia in Swisher County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Palo Duro Canyon

 
 
Palo Duro Canyon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 15, 2016
1. Palo Duro Canyon Marker
Inscription. Two miles north of here
Gen. Ranald S. Mackenzie, 4th U.S. Cavalry, ordered shot the 1450 horses captured from Indians in battle in Palo Duro Canyon, September 28, 1874, to prevent their possible recovery by the Indians and to force the Indians to return to their reservations on foot.
 
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 3918.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
 
Location. 34° 28.608′ N, 101° 32.119′ W. Marker is near Tulia, Texas, in Swisher County. Marker is on State Highway 86 2 miles east of Farm to Market Road 2301, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tulia TX 79088, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Quanah Parker Trail (a few steps from this marker); Site of Celtic Post Office (approx. 6.7 miles away); Archeological Sites at Mackenzie Reservoir and Tule Canyon (approx. 7 miles away); First Baptist Church of Claytonville (approx. 7 miles away); Milo Cemetery (approx. 9.4 miles away); The Vigo Park Methodist Church (approx. 12.3 miles away).
 
Categories. Wars, US Indian
 
Palo Duro Canyon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 15, 2016
2. Palo Duro Canyon Marker
Palo Duro Canyon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 15, 2016
3. Palo Duro Canyon Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 20, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 20, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 131 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 20, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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