Details for The Jackrabbit (Atlas Number 5135005362)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5135005362


Marker Number 5362
Atlas Number 5135005362
Marker Title The Jackrabbit
Index Entry Jackrabbit, The
City Odessa
County Ector
UTM Zone 13
UTM Easting 748621
UTM Northing 3527169
Subject Codes animals
Marker Year 1964
Marker Location Corner of W. 8th & W. Sam Houston, Odessa
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text True plains Rabbit. Lives only in the west. Burro-like ears gave him his name. color is protective, blending with sand and dry grass. Very long legs make him a swift runner, clocked at speeds to 45 miles and hour. Object of hunts with Greyhounds. Was prized by plains Indians for food and fur. to white man a reminder of desert-hard life. In drouth and depression, meat source for thousands. Subject of tall tales. Actual hero of world's only Jackrabbit Rodeo, in Odessa, May 1932.