J. E. and L. E. Mabee Regional Heritage Center
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The Mabee Regional Heritage Center was a Bicentennial project of the university in conjunction with the Hale County Historical Commission, the government of Hale County, and the local school district. The building is a replica in pre-fab concrete slabs of the half-dugout homes of the area's first agriculturalist Native Americans, who lived here approximately five hundred years ago. Manmade berms surround part of the structure to create the image of the half-dugout. A pedestrian bridge allows access to the building from the street and across the "moat" formed by the berms situated above the patio level.
Cox, Mary L., History of Hale County, Texas. Plainview, TX: [s.n.], 1937.
Wofford, Vera D. ed., Hale County Facts and Folklore. Lubbock, TX: Pica Publishing, 1978.