1872-73This fortress-style home was built in Palo Pinto Country, Texas, to protect a pioneer family from dangers in the wilderness. After George Jowell's wood cabin was burned by Indians, he designed a home of cut limestone and sandstone with rifle slits above the door. The family could find safety by climbing a ladder to the second floor and entering through a trap door, pulling the ladder in behind them. Exterior stairs were added after Indian attacks ceased. A well, cistern and springhouse nearby provided water and cool storage during the summer heat.
|Placed By||The Diamond M Foundation and National Ranching Heritage Center|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, June 18th, 2019 at 2:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||14S E 232457 N 3720425|
|Decimal Degrees||33.59001667, -101.88286667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 33° 35.401', W 101° 52.972'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||33° 35' 24.06" N, 101° 52' 58.32" W|
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