Established in 1891 as the Castro County seat. It is named for Rev. W.C. Dimmitt. The hard feelings after Dimmitt was selected over Castro City as county seat led to a gunfight between Ira Aten, a retired Texas Ranger, and Andrew McClelland. A historical marker at the courthouse square commemorates the event.
The county excels in agriculture, producing large yields of corn, wheat, sunflowers, sugar beets, potatoes, carrots, onions and cucumbers.
The Ogallala Quilt Festival is held the first weekend in April. 806/647-0465. www.ogallalaquilters.org.
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