“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Quitaque, Texas

Clickable Map of Briscoe County, Texas and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Briscoe County, TX (24) Armstrong County, TX (25) Donley County, TX (32) Floyd County, TX (20) Hall County, TX (14) Motley County, TX (16) Swisher County, TX (23)  BriscoeCounty(24) Briscoe County (24)  ArmstrongCounty(25) Armstrong County (25)  DonleyCounty(32) Donley County (32)  FloydCounty(20) Floyd County (20)  HallCounty(14) Hall County (14)  MotleyCounty(16) Motley County (16)  SwisherCounty(23) Swisher County (23)
Silverton is the county seat for Briscoe County
Quitaque is in Briscoe County
      Briscoe County (24)  
      Armstrong County (25)  
      Donley County (32)  
      Floyd County (20)  
      Hall County (14)  
      Motley County (16)  
      Swisher County (23)  
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1 Texas, Briscoe County, Quitaque — 673 — Camp Resolutionof the Texan Santa Fe expedition
In an effort to establish a western trade route and expand Texas jurisdiction, Republic of Texas President Mirabeau B. Lamar sent an expedition of merchants, along with a military escort, to Santa Fe in 1841. The group left Brushy Creek north of . . . Map (db m155171) HM
2 Texas, Briscoe County, Quitaque — 2110 — Gasoline Cotton Gin
Cotton farmers began settling in this area in 1903. A water well was dug in 1906, attracting more farmers and increasing crop production. Because the nearest cotton gin was ten miles away in Turkey, three partners (M.E. Tomson, J.H. Clack, and L.A. . . . Map (db m100058) HM
3 Texas, Briscoe County, Quitaque — Home for 12,000 Years
(Right Panel) A Land of Plenty People have occupied this rugged country for around 12,000 years. During the late Pleistocene age, small bands of nomadic hunters known as Paleo-Indians were attracted to the Caprock escarpment. Here they . . . Map (db m200456) HM
4 Texas, Briscoe County, Quitaque — 3012 — Lake Theo Folsom Bison Kill Site
Stone tool fragments were discovered in 1965 and 1972 on the shores of Lake Theo, named for former landowner Theodore Geisler. Archeological testing in 1974 revealed a campsite and bison butchering and processing area dating back to the age of . . . Map (db m155170) HM
5 Texas, Briscoe County, Quitaque — Natural Disturbance-Lifeblood of the Prairies
(Right Panel) Thundering Hooves The Texas Panhandle Plains were once home to the Southern Plains Bison Herd. According to famous cattleman Charles Goodnight, this great herd never roamed farther north than the Arkansas River or south . . . Map (db m200469) HM
6 Texas, Briscoe County, Quitaque — 49 — Quanah Parker TrailTexas Plains Trail Region
Comanches traded with Comancheros SW in the Valley of Tears between Los Lingos and Cottonwood Creeks Arrow Sculptor: Charles A Smith Map (db m151468) HM
7 Texas, Briscoe County, Quitaque — 53 — Quanah Parker TrailTexas Plains Trail Region
Comanche guides led early explorers Pedro Vial, Jose Mares & Francisco Armangual through this area 1787-1808 Arrow sculptor: Charles A. SmithMap (db m155175) HM
8 Texas, Briscoe County, Quitaque — 16498 — Resthaven Cemetery
This burial ground has served Quitaque since the 1920s. Quitaque’s name may have come from Quitica Indians who came through this area on a 1683-84 expedition with Juan Mendoza and Juan Sabeata; it may mean “the land at the end of the . . . Map (db m100016) HM
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9 Texas, Briscoe County, Quitaque — 4146 — Site of Original Headquarters of the Quitaque Ranch
. . . Map (db m237450) HM
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Feb. 24, 2024