The Jackrabbit

The Jackrabbit (HM1M2F)

Location: Odessa, TX 79761 Ector County
Country: United States of America

N 31° 50.984', W 102° 22.465'

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(1964)

True plains rabbit. Lives only in the west. Burro-like ears gave him his name. Color is protective, blending with sand and dry grass. Very long legs make him a swift runner, clocked at speeds to 45 miles and hour. Object of hunts with Greyhounds.

Was prized by plains Indians for food and fur. To white man a reminder of desert-hard life. In drouth and depression, meat source for thousands.

Subject of tall tales. Actual hero of world's only Jackrabbit Rodeo, in Odessa, May 1932.

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HM NumberHM1M2F
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Marker Number5362
Year Placed1964
Placed ByState Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, July 21st, 2015 at 10:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)13R E 748442 N 3526785
Decimal Degrees31.84973333, -102.37441667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 50.984', W 102° 22.465'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 50' 59.04" N, 102° 22' 27.9" W
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Area Code(s)432
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 300-398 W 8th St, Odessa TX 79761, US
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