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Yoakum County Historical Markers

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Texas Plains Trail Region

Map of Yoakum County

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Denver City Historical Museum | Tsa Mo Ga Memorial Museum | Yoakum County
Denver City Historical Museum

Museum Name: Denver City Historical Museum
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1530
City: Denver City
Zip Code: 79323
Street Address: 505 N. Avenue C
Area Code: 806
Phone: 592-2897
County: Yoakum
Types of Exhibits/Collections: Military, Photos, Historical, Local/Pioneer History

Tsa Mo Ga Memorial Museum

Museum Name: Tsa Mo Ga Memorial Museum
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 38/718 box change
City: Plains
Zip Code: 79355
Street Address: 1109 Ave H
County: Yoakum

Yoakum County

Marker Title: Yoakum County I
Address: Cowboy Way at Ave. F
City: Plains
County: Yoakum
Year Marker Erected: 1965
Marker Location: Courthouse lawn, located on Cowboy Way at Avenue F, Plains.
Marker Text: Created August 21, 1876, from Bexar County. Named for Henderson Yoakum, who wrote a classic on early Texas history. Only Texas county named for an author. Indian activity and frontier hazards made growth slow. Only itinerant buffalo hunters and scattered ranchers here until after 1900. County organized September 7, 1907. By 1910 population reached 602 as result of sale of state lands. Discovery of oil in 1935 brought industry and more people. A "Bonus Shack" typical of cabins used by homesteaders is used as a historical museum in Plains, the county seat. 1965

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