Dr. Charles L. Fields Historical

Dr. Charles L. Fields Historical (HM1W7J)

Location: Groom, TX 79039 Carson County
Country: United States of America

N 35° 12.114', W 101° 6.451'

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(1858-1941)

Prominent pioneer dentist and farmer. As a boy, cut wood to support mother widowed in Civil War. Worked as carpenter for money to attend dental school in Chicago. Licensed 1890.
Came to Canadian in 1903; Groom, 1916. Traveled at times to ranch headquarters and to Ochiltree and Mobeetie, to patients unable to go to him. Often had to ford rivers, hauling his collapsible dental chair and foot-powered drill. Used iodine and laudanum as antiseptics and pain-killers. Operated his own denture lab. Met large demand for gold teeth. Often was paid in beef, produce.
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HM NumberHM1W7J
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Year Placed1966
Placed ByState Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, December 10th, 2016 at 9:01am PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 308144 N 3897467
Decimal Degrees35.20190000, -101.10751667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 12.114', W 101° 6.451'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 12' 6.84" N, 101° 6' 27.06" 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 100-198 Broadway Ave, Groom TX 79039, US
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