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.
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HM NumberHM1UV3
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Year Placed1995
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 6th, 2016 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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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