Marisue Burleson Potts is the 2023 CCM Historical Hero

Article by Comanchero Canyons Museum

Marisue Burleson Potts

Marisue Burleson Potts

Marisue Burleson Potts

Marisue Burleson Potts

This year's Comanchero Rendezvous will be held at Comanchero Canyons Museum on June 10th, 2023.

Each year our museum honors a person who has promoted the history of the area in special ways.

This year it is a pleasure to honor our very own Marisue Burleson Potts, historian, researcher, anthropologist, conservationist, published author, and museum director.

Marisue Burleson Potts grew up on a ranch near Matador, Texas, where her father and grandfather ran herds of Hereford cattle.

She is a founding board member of the Motley County Historical Museum, Matador; the Comanchero Canyons Museum, Quitaque, Texas; and the Canyonlands Archeological Society of Matador and Quitaque.

Marisue was very instrumental in getting the historical marker for the Camp Resolution site placed seven miles south of Quitaque on Farm Road 1065, about midway between the Los Lingos and Quitaque creeks, titled "Camp Resolution of the Texas Santa Fe Expedition.

She is the author of Motley County Roundup: Over 100 Years of Gathering in Texas; Ridgely Greathouse: Confederate, Conspirator, Convict, and Capitalist; and Cowgirls Don’t Cry: A Personal Reflection on a Life Shaped by the Pease River Breaks.

We also plan to recognize descendants of members of the Texan-Santa Fe Expedition who may attend the Rendezvous.

Click here for more information about the Comanchero Rendezvous.