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Lampasas in Lampasas County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Indian Culture Sites

 
 
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1. Missing Marker
The marker and roadside park where the marker was located are now gone.
Inscription.  Scattered throughout this area, campsites, flint quarries, and rock paintings testify that primitive tribes lives here for centuries. Tonkawas, Comanches, and Lipan Apaches were the main inhabitants in the early 1800s. Typical of the sites was a burial found near a river. The shallow grave contained the tightly flexed skeleton of a man aged about 60 at his death. Pitted bones (indicating disease), a broken arm, and worn teeth suggested the difficulty of his life. A pebble painted with black lines, probably an offering, was also found near the burial.

Source: Why Stop?: A Guide to Texas Roadside Historical Markers edited by Betty Dooley-Awbrey, Stuart Awbrey
 
Erected 1969.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Native Americans.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 31° 7.206′ N, 98° 11.473′ W. Marker was in Lampasas, Texas, in Lampasas County. Marker was on American Legion Memorial Highway (U.S. 281)
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0.3 miles north of County Route 37, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Lampasas TX 76550, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Centenary College and St. Dominic's Villa (approx. 2.4 miles away); James S. Gillett (approx. 3.2 miles away); Walter P. Acker (approx. 3.2 miles away); James Jackson Beeman (approx. 3.3 miles away); Saint Mary's Catholic Church (approx. 3.3 miles away); Garrison Greenwood (approx. 3.3 miles away); Oak Hill Cemetery (approx. 3˝ miles away); American Legion Auxiliary Memorial (approx. 3˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lampasas.
 
Also see . . .  Why Stop?: A Guide to Texas Roadside Historical Markers. Source document for marker text and location. (Submitted on October 11, 2013, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 21, 2017. It was originally submitted on October 11, 2013, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. This page has been viewed 991 times since then and 86 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on October 31, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
 
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May. 27, 2024