Former Site of Hogtown

Former Site of Hogtown (HM1RHU)

Location: Canadian, TX 79014 Hemphill County
Country: United States of America

N 35° 56.308', W 100° 22.203'

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Forerunner of town of Canadian. Sprang up, 1886, as a tent city for railroad gang working on Southern Kansas line. Named for poor appearance - like a hogpen. After landowner Sam Polland and railroad disputed price for land, line moved across river, taking populace with it.
Marker Number1951
Year Placed1969
Placed ByState Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, April 5th, 2016 at 9:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)31N E 166021 N 0
Decimal Degrees35.93846667, -100.37005000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 56.308', W 100° 22.203'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 56' 18.48" N, 100° 22' 12.18" W
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Area Code(s)806
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near US-83, Canadian TX 79014, US
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