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The Lackawanna Ranch
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuesterMark
N 32° 04.525 W 097° 10.699
14S E 671939 N 3550247
Quick Description: This marker stands in the front yard of a ranch house just off SH 171.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 6/26/2009 7:14:40 PM
Waymark Code: WM6NHA
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member clayj
Views: 7

Long Description:
Texas Historical Commission Atlas data:
Index Entry: Lackawanna Ranch
Address:
City: Hillsboro
County: Hill
Subject Codes: ranches/ranching; judges; medical topics and health professionals; cattle, cattle industry topics
Year Marker Erected: 1975
Marker Location: from Hillsboro take SH 171 north about 6 miles to ranch house, on east side of highway
Marker Size: 18" x 28"
Marker Number: 3007

Marker Text:
Dr. John S. Scofield (1826-1901) chose the Indian name "Lackawanna" for the 2500 acre tract of land he bought here in 1858. After moving with his family from Kentucky, he served Hill County as a doctor and county judge. Later he was a director and vice-president of Sturgis National Bank. Dr. Scofield introduced shorthorn cattle to this area. His son, Frank (1887-1974), who inherited this part of the ranch in 1901, raised prize-winning shorthorns. After the first house on this site burned, the present structure was built in 1917. The Lackawanna Ranch was purchased in 1945 by E. G. Murphree. (1975)


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