("Boomtown, U.S.A."; 1 mi. sw)One of the most famous Texas boom towns. Name was given to post office at request of President T.R. Roosevelt after his 1905 wolf hunt with rancher Burk Burnett in this area. Townsite was laid out in 1907 by Joseph A. Kemp and Frank Kell, surveyors and promoters of Wichita Falls & Northwestern Railroad. First oil discovery was Chris Schmoker No. 1, in 1912.
|Placed By||Texas State Historical Survey Committee and Wichita County|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 7:02am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||14S E 541730 N 3773445|
|Decimal Degrees||34.10098333, -98.54758333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 34° 6.059', W 98° 32.855'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||34° 6' 3.54" N, 98° 32' 51.30" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1523 E 3rd St, Burkburnett TX 76354, US|
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