A Tribute to Cotton Historical

A Tribute to Cotton Historical (HM1XDE)

Location: Lubbock, TX 79401 Lubbock County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 35.108', W 101° 50.715'

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In the early 1900s, area pioneer farmers marketed bales of cotton on this site. Today, this cotton bale serves as a monument to those who made Lubbock County and the surrounding south plains the greatest producer of upland cotton in the world. In 1899, Lubbock County grew only 15 bales; by 1932 it was one of the state's leading producers; by the 1950s Lubbock and other south plains counties produced half the state's production. In 1977 Lubbock County grew a record 346,000 bales.

Irrigation technology, improved cotton breeds, and area innovations made high production possible. Farmers and scientists produced stormproof and machine-harvestable varieties through the Texas A & M experiment station in north Lubbock County. Texas Tech's textile research center adapted methods for textile mills to use south plains cotton. Instrument classing and electronic marketing techniques also were developed in the region.

The city of Lubbock became the center for the south plains cotton industry with warehouses, a cotton exchange and 5 cottonseed oil mills.
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HM NumberHM1XDE
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Year Placed1986
Placed ByJ.D. Hufstedler Family & Lubbock County Commissioners' Court
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 at 9:03am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 235934 N 3719786
Decimal Degrees33.58513333, -101.84525000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 35.108', W 101° 50.715'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 35' 6.48" N, 101° 50' 42.9" W
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Area Code(s)806
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1151-1199 Texas Ave, Lubbock TX 79401, US
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