Details for Pioneer Dugout (Atlas Number 5065004028)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5065004028


Marker Number 4028
Atlas Number 5065004028
Marker Title Pioneer Dugout
Index Entry Pioneer Dugout
Address 501 Elsie
City Panhandle
County Carson
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 283592
UTM Northing 3914411
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; cabins, log houses
Marker Year 1967
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 5th and Elsie Street, SH 207, at Square House Museum, Panhandle
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text In the 1874-1888 era the High Plains (a sea of grass) had no native timber, stone, or adobe building materials. Homes were dugouts, or, if settlers' wagons went some 300 miles for lumber, half-dugouts. Dugouts were warm in winter, cool in summer. Some were carpeted and cloth-lined. Some had an extra room, for the schoolteacher or other guests. The cooking and heating stoves burned buffalo chips, cow chips. This exact replica of a Carson County half-dugout was donated by Opal Purvines to honor her parents, the John F. Weatherlys, and other pioneer families.


Pioneer Dugout (RTHL)
Pioneer Dugout (RTHL)