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By Bill Kirchner, November 19, 2015
Boot Hill Cemetery Marker
Texas (Oldham County), Boys Ranch — 454 — Boot Hill Cemetery
Along with law-abiding and God-fearing men and women were buried here, often without benefit of clergy, men who "died with their boots on". The name was borrowed from a cemetery in Dodge City, Kansas, while it was a resort of buffalo hunters and . . . — Map (db m91783) HM
Texas (Oldham County), Boys Ranch — Cal Farley's Boys Ranch
Founded in 1939 by Cal Farley, champion athlete and successful businessman. Boys Ranch was a natural result of Mr. Farley's years of working with underprivileged boys, and the outgrowth of Kids, Inc. and the Maverick Boys Club, two excellent youth . . . — Map (db m91773) HM
Texas (Oldham County), Boys Ranch — 3822 — Old Tascosa
Old Tascosa, cowboy capital of the plains, lay one-half mile northeast. In its brief span it became the center of the open-range world. Stomping ground for some of the West's most notorious bad men and focal point for cattle thieves and ranchmen. . . . — Map (db m91776) HM
Texas (Oldham County), Boys Ranch — 3845 — Oldham County
Formed from Young and Bexar Territories Created August 21, 1876 Organized January 12, 1881 Named in honor of Williamson Simpson Oldham 1813-1868 Arkansas lawyer and jurist member of the Confederate Senate from Texas County seat, . . . — Map (db m91774) HM
Texas (Oldham County), Boys Ranch — 5199 — Tascosa
Cowboy capital of the Texas Panhandle, 1877-1888. "Billy the Kid" and cowboys from many ranches added to its liveliness. Made famous by wild west fiction. Its name is a corruption of Atascoso (boggy) first given to nearby creek. County seat of . . . — Map (db m91784) HM
Texas (Oldham County), Boys Ranch — 5201 — Tascosa Courthouse, 1884
Served 12 counties in Panhandle. Site of trials for killings that had filled Boothill Cemetery. Until 1915 Oldham County seat. Many years headquarters, Julian Bivins Ranch. Birthplace of Cal Farley's Boys Ranch, 1939. Recorded Texas . . . — Map (db m91785) HM
Texas (Oldham County), Boys Ranch — 5352 — The Historic LS (Headquarters 3 miles southeast)
Great early ranch well known to badman Billy the Kid and other famed western characters. The LS was founded in 1870's by former Indian territory trader W. M. D. Lee and New York financier Lucien Scott. Through Lee's efforts, the LS had water and . . . — Map (db m91775) HM
Texas (Oldham County), Vega — 2518 — Doctor Oscar H. Loyd (1868-1959) Home County of
Oldham County's first physician. A civic leader, weather researcher and humanitarian. Born in Kansas, he attended medical school in Missouri, and in 1907 moved to Vega with his wife, Lulu Mills Loyd. Despite opposition from ranchers, he . . . — Map (db m91756) HM
Texas (Oldham County), Vega — 2016 — Fort Smith-Santa Fe Trail
What came to be known as the Fort Smith - Santa Fe Trail was first blazed in 1840 by Josiah Gregg, a trader seeking a route to Santa Fe along the south side of the Canadian River. In 1849, Gregg's route was closely followed by a military escort led . . . — Map (db m91758) HM
Texas (Oldham County), Vega — 1088 — Senator W. S. Oldham 1813-1868 County Named for Texas Confederate
Legislator, judge, newspaperman. Came to Texas from Arkansas. Member 1861 Texas Secession Convention. Chosen delegate to provisional Confederate Congress, Montgomery, Ala. Sent Arkansas to work for secession by Jefferson Davis 1861. Texas . . . — Map (db m91755) HM
Texas (Oldham County), Vega — 4861 — Site of Old Tascosa (23 miles N.E.)
Contains one of the famous Boot Hill cemeteries of wild west days and was the gathering place for pleasure-seeking cowboys, gamblers and "bad men" of the Panhandle in the 1870s and '80s. Outlaws such as Billy the Kid and lawmen like Pat Garrett and . . . — Map (db m91757) HM

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