When Tascosa was the wide open, riotous cowboy capital of the 1880s, gunfights were the traditional means for settling disputes, and its cemetery was an essential part of the town. Boys Ranch students maintain the cemetery today. U.S. 385 at Boys Ranch.
Housed in the former Oldham County Courthouse in Tascosa, the name honors a Panhandle rancher whose donation of land started Boys Ranch. Features artifacts from prehistoric Panhandle cultures, pioneer items and Boys Ranch history. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. At Main and U.S. 385 at Boys Ranch.
First settled in the early 1870s. After 1875, Tascosa became a shipping point for several Texas ranches, including the famed XIT and LIT. The town was known as "the Cowboy Capital of the Plains." It became the Oldham County seat in 1880. The famous and infamous-from Kit Carson to Billy the Kid-on...
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