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Near Post in Garza County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Garza Points

 
 
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By Allen Lowrey, May 25, 2021
1. Garza Points Marker
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Thin, triangular arrow points 2 to 4 centimeters long. Of fine workmanship, with central basal notch and deeply serrated edges, discovered and named here, site 41GR40, an archeological highway salvage dug in 1959 by South Plains Archeological Society.

With these fine, thin arrow points, left near 6 hearths for cooking, were found 238 stone and bone artifacts: awls, wolf teeth pendants, tubular bone beads, chipped stone knives, scrapers, drills, choppers and 3 types of arrow points. The Garza people, roving hunters, lived here before 1500 A.D.
 
Erected 1965 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2109.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Native Americans. A significant historical year for this entry is 1959.
 
Location. 32° 58.203′ N, 101° 26.166′ W. Marker is near Post, Texas, in Garza County. Marker is on Farm to Market Road 669 13.4 miles south of Farm to Market Road 133, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Post TX 79356, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Graham Chapel Methodist Church (approx. 12.7 miles
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By Allen Lowrey, May 25, 2021
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away); Site of Graham School (approx. 12.7 miles away); Pioneer's Well (approx. 13.6 miles away); Kate McCommis (approx. 13.6 miles away); Llano Estacado (approx. 13.7 miles away); Llano Ranch (approx. 13.7 miles away); Borden County Jail (approx. 13.8 miles away); Borden County (approx. 13.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Post.
 
Also see . . .  The Garza Site at the Handbook of Texas. (Submitted on May 29, 2021.)
 
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By Allen Lowrey, May 25, 2021
3. Garza Points Marker Area
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 29, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 29, 2021, by Allen Lowrey of Amarillo, Texas. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 29, 2021, by Allen Lowrey of Amarillo, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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