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Hidden : 2/6/2007
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Size: Size: small (small)

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Small camo covered container. As this is West Texas, please watch for snakes.

Cuthbert died shortly after World War II. It was born in 1890 and its parents were a Mr. and Mrs. D.T. Bozeman. The Bozemans were the first residents in the area that was about fifteen miles northwest of Colorado City. Mr. Bozeman built a home, a store and a wagon yard to serve the teamsters. A year later, Bozeman secured a post office and named it Cuthbert after a friend, Thomas Cuthbertson. Bozeman's wife, Ellen, was the first postmistress. As the years went by, people started moving into the area and a community began to form with most residents engaging in farming and cattle raising. In 1920, an oil well was drilled about a mile north of Cuthbert that was the beginning of commercial oil production in the Permian Basin, one of the largest oil fields in the United States. After World War II, rural roads were improved in the area making it unnecessary for area residents to drive over dirt and otherwise unimproved roads to Cuthbert for mail and groceries with Colorado City only fifteen minutes away. That proved to be fatal for Cuthbert. Today, the town does not have a single inhabitant.

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