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Yeah, MOT, just what I thought; real West Texas country; high plains, cross timbers, Comanche territory; you are the real cowboy, and I am proud to know you! Do they know how long this ranch has been your family, over a century! Thanks for sharing it with us!QS
By the way, the cairn is of unknown origin. The ranch has been in my family for over a century, and it wasn't until recently when they were clearing some brush for a fence that it was revealed. Because the fenceline is part of the property line, it is though that surveyors of old made the cairn to identify the property line.
Because the fenceline is part of the property line, it is though that surveyors of old made the cairn to identify the property line.
Truscott you say? My grandparents lived in Truscott (until recently, grandfather passed away a few years ago, grandma moved closer to family)my mother and her siblings were born there, my grandmother was born in the area. looks a little north or south of Truscott proper, on the edge of the Witchita valleys
Those are nice pics there Jesse.
Nice property your family has there MOT! I suspect surveyors did and/or do use cairns in remote areas where they are unlikely to be disturbed.This cairn marks the Northwest corner of our property. It was last surveyed in 1984.I wish I knew I little more about surveying because I also found another cairn along the western edge of the property that was not identified in the survey. I assume it was an intermediate marker set by the surveyor to aid in establishing the property boundaries.Don
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