End of the Texas Trail

End of the Texas Trail (HMY9M)

Location: Ogallala, NE 69153 Keith County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 7.607', W 101° 43.16'

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1875-1885

An etching of Ogallala appeared in an 1878 issue of American Agriculturalist magazine, depicting the town as the terminus of Texas cattle drives. It shows cattle being driven up the trail, across the South Platte River, and into Union Pacific cattle pens. Trains then carried the cattle to markets in the East, or ranches in the West. Some herds were also trailed north to provide beef for Indian reservations.The cattle drives had a major impact on Ogallala's early history and growth. Their legacy is recalled by "Long Horns," an art deco style mural in the Ogallala post office. The painting, by artist Frank Mechau, was commissioned in 1938 by the U.S. Treasury's Section of Painting and Sculpture, and funded by the Works Progress Administration. Although the painting depicts a Caucasian cowboy, two of every seven were African-American or Hispanic.
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HM NumberHMY9M
Series This marker is part of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects series
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Marker Number3
Placed ByOgallala/Keith County Chamber of Commerce
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Date Added Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 10:13pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14T E 271726 N 4556395
Decimal Degrees41.12678333, -101.71933333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 7.607', W 101° 43.16'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 7' 36.42" N, 101° 43' 9.60" W
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Area Code(s)308
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 301-399 N Spruce St, Ogallala NE 69153, US
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