Pitchfork Ranch

Pitchfork Ranch (HM1ZFS)

Location: Dickens, TX 79229 Dickens County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 35.928', W 100° 31.951'

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Irish-born Jerry Savage established an open range ranch at this site about 1879. In 1881, St. Louis businessman Eugene F. Williams and Texas cattleman Dan B. Gardner purchased the ranch and in 1883 joined forces with landholder Sam Lazarus to form the Pitchfork Land & Cattle Company, Inc. Williams' heirs later acquired controlling interest of the cattle empire. The first structures here were dugouts in the river bank, while the present buildings date from 1902. Pitchfork Ranch has doubled its original size to 165,000 acres and now operates ranches in Kansas and Wyoming.
Year Placed1983
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
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Date Added Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 at 3:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 357806 N 3718725
Decimal Degrees33.59880000, -100.53251667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 35.928', W 100° 31.951'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 35' 55.68" N, 100° 31' 57.06" W
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Area Code(s)806
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Unnamed Road, Dickens TX 79229, US
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