White Deer Land Museum

Fire Guard Dam

Fire Guard Dam is listed in an inventory (July 21- August 12, 1886) of the Francklyn Land and Cattle Company.

Photo of Eloise Lane

Eloise Lane

Builder: Clark and Denham
Dimension in cubic yards 12,896.16
Amount 2,647.83

Probably used as a watering place for cattle, often mentioned in early accounts, e.g.

The Pampa News, April 17, 1930

Judge W.R. Ewing … told … of the first time he ever became aware of Pampa. It was in July, 1893. He was helping drive a bunch of cattle through this part of the country. One night the herd camped at Fire Guard Tank on the Santa Fe a few miles east of Pampa. That tank in those days was far better known and certainly more celebrated than the section house, switch, and cattle pen that comprised the city of Pampa.

Mrs. George Ingrum (Viola Haggard) remembers playing at the dam when her grandfather, W.S. Haggard, owned the land where the dam is located. Baptismal services have been held at the dam.

John Haggard, son of W.S., was administer of the estate after his father died . He thought that his siblings might be unhappy with him if he kept the land, so he sold it to L.L. Stovall.

Over 200 Articles, written by Eloise Lane, were published in the Pampa News. These articles may be accessed by clicking on each section below. A list of articles will be revealed that are linked to a page containing the text of the article.

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