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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Silverton in Briscoe County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Archeological Sites at Mackenzie Reservoir and Tule Canyon

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, November 15, 2016
1. Archeological Sites at Mackenzie Reservoir and Tule Canyon Marker
Inscription.  Before this area was covered by Mackenzie Reservior, evidence of human occupancy was found at 77 recorded archeological sites. The earliest artifacts date back 10,000 years to a bison kill. Prehistoric occupancy is indicated by burial sites, shallow hearths, and stone tools. Gun flints, glass beads, and metal objects confirm 18th century European contact. By 1874 Colonel Ranald S. Mackenzie's 4th Cavalry had driven the Indians from the Tule Canyon area which had been a lush grazing ground for buffalo and antelope.
 
Erected 1979 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 187.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Anthropology & Archaeology. A significant historical year for this entry is 1874.
 
Location. 34° 32.985′ N, 101° 26.292′ W. Marker is near Silverton, Texas, in Briscoe County. Marker can be reached from State Highway 207, on the left when traveling north. From Silverton, take SH 207 about 11 miles to roadside park; marker is located at overlook at entrance to recreation area. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Silverton TX 79257, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this
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By Bill Kirchner, November 15, 2016
2. Archeological Sites at Mackenzie Reservoir and Tule Canyon Marker
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marker, measured as the crow flies. Milo Cemetery (approx. 3.2 miles away); Quanah Parker Trail (approx. 7˝ miles away); Palo Duro Canyon (approx. 7˝ miles away); The Vigo Park Methodist Church (approx. 7.9 miles away); Site of Celtic Post Office (approx. 8˝ miles away); a different marker also named Quanah Parker Trail (approx. 8.8 miles away); Pleasant Lafayette Crawford House (approx. 9.1 miles away); First Baptist Church of Silverton (approx. 9.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Silverton.
 
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By Bill Kirchner, November 15, 2016
3. Archeological Sites at Mackenzie Reservoir and Tule Canyon Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 21, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 21, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 350 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 21, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.

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