City of Levelland officials along with representatives of the Hockley County Historical Commission, Levelland Chamber of Commerce, and the Levelland Main Street program were on hand for a ribbon cutting and dedication at Lobo Lake Park Friday morning.
The event was marking the installation of a 22 feet tall arrow with steel rods that resemble the fletching of feathers which vibrate in the wind. The installation of the arrow designed by sculptor and artist Charles Smith of New Home will place Hockley County and Levelland on the Quanah Parker Trail Map. It honors landmarks, sites, events and artifacts that link this region to the Native Americans who roamed the plains of West Texas. A plaque on the arrow signifies it is arrow #52 along the trail.
According to the website, quanahparkertrail.com arrows are in place currently as far north as Dalhart in Dallam County at the Dalhart City Park and as far south as Big Spring in Howard County. They stretch as far west as Parmer and Bailey County and as far east as Crowell, TX.
Hockley County was added to the map Friday morning and Cochran County was added to the map Friday afternoon in a dedication and installation at a site 1 block south of the Texas’ Last Frontier Museum.