SHAMROCK

Population 2,159

Altitude 2,310


General

Established as a post office in 1890 at dugout home of George Nichels, and Irish sheep rancher. Incorporated in 1911: oil discovered in 1926, highly productive natural gas wells in recent decades. Cattle, agriculture, tourism, oil and gas are primary economic factors. During seasons, hunters take quail, mourning dove, wild turkey and deer.


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