Site of Thurber Big Lake and Dairy Historical

Site of Thurber Big Lake and Dairy Historical (HM1UV3)

Location: Mingus, TX 76463 Erath County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 30.476', W 98° 23.845'

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In 1891, a 20-acre "little lake" was built south of the Thurber townsite to supply water to the community. It soon proved inadequate, however, and five years later a 150-acre "big lake" was constructed here about a mile southeast of town. Texas and Pacific Coal Company president R.D. Hunter organized a hunting and fishing club at the big lake for company executives and staff. Water from the lake irrigated company-owned farmland in the valley below, and provided water for the nearby Thurber Dairy. The dairy's twin silos were still visible decades later.
HM NumberHM1UV3
Year Placed1995
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 6th, 2016 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 556601 N 3596898
Decimal Degrees32.50793333, -98.39741667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 30.476', W 98° 23.845'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 30' 28.56" N, 98° 23' 50.7" W
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Area Code(s)254
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near I-20, Mingus TX 76463, US
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