Marker [043]
Sanborn Ranch
(SH 56 Between Whitesboro And Southmayd)


Sanbom Ranch established in late 1870s by H.B. Sanborn, one of the major promoters of barbed wire. Ranch (a showplace) was first large area in Texas to be fenced with barbed wire in a model demonstration project, contributing to decline of open range West. In 1888, Sanborn founded city of Amarillo and thereafter sold ranch.