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Hart of Dalhart: Valve of Life

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Hidden : 2/10/2014
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Size: Size: regular (regular)

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A quick park and grab, but you will want to stay for a visit if you pull in during business hours.  

Plenty of space to pull in, park, and start searching.  Cache is well made and unique.  Think creatively and use the hint if needed.  If you're stumped and it is during business hours, the business would be happy to steer you in the right direction.  In the meantime, enjoy some history of this special little town.  

Dalhart is located in the northwest corner of the Lone Star state and is named for the two counties that it sits within - Dallam and Hartley.  

To understand Dalhart’s history, you really have to know about two Xs.

The first X is the XIT, once the largest spread in the world. Encompassing 3 million acres, 30 miles wide and stretching nearly 200 miles from Hockley County on the south all the way to the Oklahoma border on the north, the ranch covered parts of 10 (X) High Plains counties, including present-day Dalhart. XIT = Ten In Texas

The second X represents the meeting of two railroads in 1901, when the Rock Island Line crossed the existing trackage of the Fort Worth and Denver Railway on former XIT land in Dallam County. W.J. Blair and a partner developed the town that became Dalhart. In the same vein, the town’s main drag is Denrock Avenue, named for the two railroad lines that created the town.

While in town, enjoy the XIT Museum, Lake Rita Blanca Wildlife Refuge with beautiful hiking trails, the elegant La Rita Performing Arts Theater, and......if you are seeing cowboy hats and smelling the BEST barbeque in Texas, stay for a spell and take in the XIT Rodeo and Reunion festivities in August each year.  

A great little town with great folks!  Enjoy!  

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Last Updated: on 5/23/2018 6:22:17 PM Pacific Daylight Time (1:22 AM GMT)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum

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