(Drilling site 2.25 miles southeast)Since 1839 Texas has set aside her public lands to finance education. The University of Texas at Austin acquired the land at this site in 1883, after the first owner, a railroad company, returned it to the state as worthless. For years McElroy Ranch grazed cattle here. On similar terrain 70 miles to the southeast the Santa Rita Gusher blew in during 1923, and soon other University lands were being explored for oil.
|Placed By||Texas Historical Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, July 17th, 2015 at 10:02am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||13R E 750963 N 3488409|
|Decimal Degrees||31.50331667, -102.35761667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 31° 30.199', W 102° 21.457'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||31° 30' 11.94" N, 102° 21' 27.42" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling South|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near US-385, TX , US|
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