Quanah, Texas: Giant Quanah Parker Arrow

Marks the Quanah Parker Trail across the Texas Plains. There's also a Chief Quanah monument and a WPA-era post office mural. Museum includes display on native son and astronaut Galen Givens.
Address:
S. Main St., Quanah, TX
Directions:
Arrow is 8 blocks north of the traffic signal on US 287. 100 block of S. Main Street (State 6) - west side of street, just south of the railroad tracks. Museum is one block west of arrow.
Hours:
Museum M-Sa 10 am - 3 pm. (Call to verify)
Phone:
940-663-5272
Admission:
Free.
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Quanah's Big Arrow. Giant Quanah Parker Arrow

On State 6 in downtown Quanah, Texas, look for the giant arrow near the railroad tracks, one of several arrows marking the Quanah Parker Trail across the Texas Plains. On a rare day you might see Quanah Parker himself standing by the museum sign, or his great-grandson Don Parker nearby with Comanche articles in hand.

Chief Quanah also appears in granite on the courthouse square and in a WPA-era mural in the post office just west of the square on 3rd Street. The red tile-roofed museum near the arrow has a NASA display on native son Galen Givens, astronaut.

[Hanaba, 09/23/2011]

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