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

Native Americans at Bull Creek

 
 
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By Richard Denney
1. Native Americans at Bull Creek Marker
Inscription. Archeological investigations of the Bull Creek area show utilization by humans stretching back at least 9,000 years. The canyons of Bull Creek offered the criteria of favored campsites on the Edwards Plateau: shelter in or near pecan groves (pecan fat content is comparable to bison) along perennial water sources, with close proximity to quality flint.

At Austinís founding, historically recorded tribes included Apache, Comanche, Tonkawa and Waco (a branch of the Wichita). The Tonkawa were probably the oldest residents of the area at its founding.

The dominant tribe at Austin's founding were the Comanche. The Preece family were early settlers to Bull Creek area. Bull Creek is said to have been named after the killing of a buffalo by Richard Lincoln Preece, Republic Era Texas Ranger who fought against the Comanche. Preece family history records their cemetery along West Bull Creek was the "site of a Comanche hunting ground."
 
Erected 2017 by Bull Creek Foundation, Austin Parks & Recreation, Travis County Historical Commission, funding from Luci Thompson, Girl Scout Troop 812.
 
Location. 30° 22.689′ N, 97° 46.802′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Marker can be reached from Winding
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By Richard Denney, October 1, 2017
2. Native Americans at Bull Creek Marker
Marker being installed by members of the Bull Creek Foundation. Marker on left.
Ridge Boulevard 0.2 miles west of North Capital of Texas Highway (State Highway 360), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in the south parking lot of the Lower Bull Creek Greenbelt. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7806 N Capital of Texas Hwy, Austin TX 78731, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Walden Mill at Bull Creek (here, next to this marker); Balcones Fault Aids Colonization of Texas (approx. 0.8 miles away); Old Quarry Site (approx. 3.1 miles away); Davis Cemetery (approx. 3.2 miles away); Jolly Cemetery (approx. 3.8 miles away); Austin Memorial Park Cemetery (approx. 3.9 miles away); Mount Bonnell (approx. 3.9 miles away); Covert Family Park Monument (approx. 3.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austin.
 
Categories. AnthropologyNative Americans
 
Native Americans at Bull Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney
3. Native Americans at Bull Creek Marker
Completed marker installation (marker on left).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 4, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 3, 2017, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. This page has been viewed 84 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 3, 2017, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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