Gasoline Cotton Gin Historical

Gasoline Cotton Gin Historical (HM1VZR)

Location: Quitaque, TX 79255 Briscoe County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 20.575', W 101° 0.851'

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Cotton farmers began settling in this area in 1903. A water well was dug in 1906, attracting more farmers and increasing crop production. Because the nearest cotton gin was ten miles away in Turkey, three partners (M.E. Tomson, J.H. Clack, and L.A. McCracken) bought a gasoline-powered engine and built a gin at this site. The first bale of cotton was ginned in April 1907. The presence of the gin led to the development of a town named Gasoline. The town declined after the railroad bypassed it in 1927 and the gin was destroyed in a 1938 fire.
Year Placed1990
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
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Date Added Monday, November 28th, 2016 at 9:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 314731 N 3802016
Decimal Degrees34.34291667, -101.01418333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 20.575', W 101° 0.851'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 20' 34.5" N, 101° 0' 51.06" W
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Area Code(s)806
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Ranch Rd 599, Quitaque TX 79255, US
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