Frank Collinson Historical

Frank Collinson Historical (HM1W2Y)

Location: Childress, TX 79201 Childress County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 25.449', W 100° 12.475'

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Buffalo Hunter

In 1872, Frank Collinson, an English born adventurer, came to Texas to be a cowboy. After a few years of trailing the big cattle herds north, he turned his attention to the burgeoning Buffalo hide trade that was taking root at Texas towns such as Rath City, Fort Griffin and Mobeetie.
From 1875 to 1878, Collinson steadily worked the ranges of the Texas Panhandle and the rolling plains below the Llano Estacado. During the height of the great hunt, Collinson armed with a Sharps .45 caliber rifle, downed 121 Buffalo with a little over 300 shots on a single stand approximately one mile north of this site - a feat that was never duplicated on the Texas Bison Range.

This marker is dedicated to all of the people and animals, who for countless generations, have roamed beneath the endless skies of the plains of Texas.
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HM NumberHM1W2Y
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Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, December 4th, 2016 at 9:01am PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 389006 N 3809847
Decimal Degrees34.42415000, -100.20791667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 25.449', W 100° 12.475'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 25' 26.94" N, 100° 12' 28.5" W
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Area Code(s)940
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 201-299 Ave C NW, Childress TX 79201, US
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