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Ingleside in San Patricio County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Late Pleistocene Ingleside Fauna

 
 
Late Pleistocene Ingleside Fauna Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, August 31, 2021
1. Late Pleistocene Ingleside Fauna Marker
Inscription.  Known today as Swan Lake, this is the site of an archeological excavation that yielded one of the largest assortments of fossils found in a single locality in Texas. They were discovered in 1939 when highway engineers were digging for caliche to use in road building. Between 1939 and 1941 the fossils of 42 prehistoric vertebrates were excavated and sorted. Fossils found here represented such animals as the mammoth, saber-toothed tiger, bison, ground sloth, camel, alligator, tapir, and various species of fresh water fish.
 
Erected 1984 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13849.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsPaleontologyScience & Medicine. A significant historical year for this entry is 1939.
 
Location. 27° 52.263′ N, 97° 11.843′ W. Marker is in Ingleside, Texas, in San Patricio County. Marker is at the intersection of Avenue A and 1st Street, on the left when traveling south on Avenue A. The marker is located at the side of the road by the lake. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ingleside TX 78362, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
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are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Early Ingleside Schools (approx. 2.7 miles away); Ingleside (approx. 2.7 miles away); McGloin Bluff Marker (approx. 2.7 miles away); First United Methodist Church (approx. 3˝ miles away); Aransas Pass First Baptist Church (approx. 3.6 miles away); Terminal Railroad (approx. 3.9 miles away); Great Land Lottery of Aransas Pass (approx. 4 miles away); VFW (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ingleside.
 
Also see . . .  Pleistocene megafauna. Pleistocene megafauna is the set of large animals that lived on Earth during the Pleistocene epoch and became extinct during the Quaternary extinction event. Megafauna are any animals with an adult body weight of over 45 kilograms (99 lb). Source: Wikipedia (Submitted on September 29, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
The Late Pleistocene Ingleside Fauna Marker in front of Swan Lake image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, August 31, 2021
2. The Late Pleistocene Ingleside Fauna Marker in front of Swan Lake
The view of the Late Pleistocene Ingleside Fauna Marker from across the road image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, August 31, 2021
3. The view of the Late Pleistocene Ingleside Fauna Marker from across the road
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 29, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 28, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 439 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 29, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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