Site of Old Springer's Road Ranch

Site of Old Springer's Road Ranch (HM1RHV)

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

N 35° 56.308', W 100° 22.204'

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(12.2 mi east)

First post office in Hemphill County. Unique for tunnel from dugout home-store to corral.

On 1870's trail from Fort Elliott (35 miles, southwest) to Fort Supply, Indian Territory, to Fort Dodge, Kansas. Established by A. G. Springer; besides running 300 head of cattle, Springer's was a stagecoach stand, tavern; store (mainly for teamster, hunters) had liquor, canned goods, hunting equipment. Poker-expert Springer was frequent host to soldiers seeking entertainment in tavern.

In 1877, he and Tom Ledbetter, his partner, were killed in gun battle with angered soldiers and were buried at the ranch.
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HM NumberHM1RHV
Marker Number4860
Year Placed1967
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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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)31N E 166021 N 0
Decimal Degrees35.93846667, -100.37006667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 56.308', W 100° 22.204'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 56' 18.48" N, 100° 22' 12.24" 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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