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Enochs Cemetery Marker image, Touch for more information
By Bill Kirchner, April 29, 2014
Enochs Cemetery Marker
Texas (Bailey County), Enochs — 14145 — Enochs Cemetery
This burial ground has served the community of Enochs since the early 20th century. In 1924, Isaac C. Enochs, Jr. (d. 1958), a land speculator and sheep rancher, donated land for the settlement, including a site for a cemetery. The oldest interment . . . — Map (db m73661) HM
Texas (Bailey County), Enochs — 14460 — La Pista de Vida Agua
La Pista de Vida Agua (Trail of Living Water) crossed the Llano Estacado, linking several lakes in the region. Three lakes in Bailey County lie along the trail: Coyote Lake, where the Mackenzie Expedition camped; Monument Lake; and White Lake . . . — Map (db m73662) HM
Texas (Bailey County), Muleshoe — 276 — Bailey County
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Texas (Bailey County), Muleshoe — 11719 — Bailey County Cemetery
When Mariah “Aunt Rye” Long died in 1918, Emil and Anna Wellsandt offered a parcel of their land on this site for use as a public burial ground. Several others were buried in 1918, most of them victims of the influenza epidemic. The . . . — Map (db m73698) HM
Texas (Bailey County), Muleshoe — 1732 — First Irrigation Well in Bailey County
Dug by hand in 1909 on farm of Willard Burns. A pit well (large enough for workmen to enter), it measured 6 by 10 feet across and 15 feet deep. A 10-inch centrifugal pump removed 1,000 gallons of water per minute. Upon its completion, settlers from . . . — Map (db m104431) HM
Texas (Bailey County), Muleshoe — 3530 — Muleshoe National Wildlife Refuge
Founded in 1935 as a wintering area for migratory waterfowl, Muleshoe Wildlife Refuge is on the “central flyway” in a chain of refuges from Mexico to Canada. Migrating birds begin arriving in August and remain until April. The largest . . . — Map (db m73667) HM
Texas (Bailey County), Muleshoe — 3752 — Old Hurley one-half mile west to townsite of
First town in Bailey County. Promoted in 1907 by land company of Stevens A. Coldren (d. 1924). He had a townsite surveyed and named it for Patrick J. Hurley (1883-1963), New Mexico political leader. Company built general store, hotel and livery . . . — Map (db m73697) HM
Texas (Bailey County), Muleshoe — 3531 — Old Muleshoe Ranch Cookhouse
Built in Parmer County about 1897. Bought and moved here about 1902. Dodge City couple moving to Texas found shoe thrown by mule. Used it for good luck and as branding iron on ranch to which this old cookhouse belonged. Recorded . . . — Map (db m73671) HM
Texas (Bailey County), Muleshoe — 5337 — The Founding of Bailey County
Bailey County was created August 21, 1876, and named for Peter James Bailey, a Kentucky lawyer killed at the Alamo during the Texas War for Independence. This was thinly settled cattle country; Bailey was attached for judicial purposes to . . . — Map (db m73670) HM
Texas (Bailey County), Muleshoe — 5384 — The Mule
Without ancestral pride or hope for offspring, the mule -- along with buffalo, hound and longhorn -- made Texas history. In war he carried cannon on his back. Because he was available to haul freight, forts rose on frontiers. Indians ate horses . . . — Map (db m104432)
Texas (Bailey County), Muleshoe — 5456 — XIT Ranch South Line (About 100 feet south of this marker)
One of most famous boundaries in Texas. Marked edge of XIT — ranch empire bartered away by Texas for its Capitol building. The 16th Legislature in 1879 designated a 3,000,000-acre tract to be used in payment for the Capitol. The grant . . . — Map (db m73668) HM

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