Details for The Millie Porter House (Atlas Number 5483003384)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5483003384


Marker Number 3384
Atlas Number 5483003384
Marker Title The Millie Porter House
Index Entry Porter, Millie, House, The
Address 901 Main St.
City Wheeler
County Wheeler
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 384533
UTM Northing 3922688
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; women, women's history topics; writers and poets
Marker Year 1968
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark Yes
Private Property No
Marker Location 901 Main Street-Wheeler
Marker Condition In Situ
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text Built 1914 by Mr. & Mrs. J. M. Porter, pioneer settlers; Porter, an ex-cowboy, ranched near here after marrying Millie, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. J. R. Jones, 1886 settlers in Mobeetie area. Millie (1877-1957) as a child helped herd sheep; she attended Fort Worth University as a girl, University of Oklahoma at 70. She wrote valuable histories: "Put Up or Shut Up" and "Memory Cups of Panhandle Pioneers". Mr. & Mrs. Porter had six children. (Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, 1968)