(1833-1912)Moved to Texas, 1876, from New Mexico — wife and two children in a coach, goods in 14 wagons. Owned 6,000 sheep. A Castilian Spaniard by birth, Romero spoke for pastores (sheep herders), who built eleven haciendas and plazas in Canadian River area. Cattle rancher Chas. Goodnight in late 1876 made a pact with Romero to respect right of the pastores to valley of Canadian River. But railroads and cattle ranches in 1880s cut into sheep lands. Romero returned to New Mexico, selling Texas lands, 1897. He is memorialized in this area by town of Romero (3.5 mi. SW of here).
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|Placed By||State Historical Survey Committee|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016 at 5:02pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||13S E 691388 N 3959233|
|Decimal Degrees||35.75853333, -102.88306667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 35° 45.512', W 102° 52.984'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||35° 45' 30.72" N, 102° 52' 59.04" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling West|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1039-1059 US-54, Dalhart TX 79022, US|
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