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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Quitaque, Texas
Location of Quitaque, Texas
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| 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|
|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|
| 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|
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|
| Comanche guides led early explorers Pedro Vial, Jose Mares & Francisco Armangual through this area 1787-1808
Arrow sculptor: Charles A. Smith — — Map (db m155175) HM|
|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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