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Camp Rio Frio, C.S.A.

 
 
Camp Rio Frio, C.S.A. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, April 6, 2019
1. Camp Rio Frio, C.S.A. Marker
Inscription.  A Civil War home guard post, acting as buffer to protect older settlements from Apaches and bandits. Scattered local men were members of the 29th Brigade, Texas Militia.

Picket homes with dirt floors. Diet of prickly pear salad and fruit, Spanish dagger blooms, hominy, turkey, quail and deer meat. Homespun and linsey clothing dyed blue with Brazil root or gold with agarita. Such was local scene the home guard protected.

Camp Rio Frio was later Dogtown, then became Tilden. It proved itself in a rugged era.
 
Erected 1965 by Texas State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 674.)
 
Location. 28° 27.82′ N, 98° 32.852′ W. Marker is in Tilden, Texas, in McMullen County. Marker is on River Street (State Highway 16/72) north of Water Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tilden TX 78072, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. San Caja Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); McMullen County (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Rock Store
Camp Rio Frio, C.S.A. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, April 6, 2019
2. Camp Rio Frio, C.S.A. Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Dog Town Jail (approx. ¼ mile away); Tilden (approx. ¼ mile away); Old San Antonio-Laredo Road (approx. 4.8 miles away); Cross (approx. 4.9 miles away); Townsite of Wentz (approx. 6.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tilden.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 9, 2019. This page originally submitted on April 9, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 9, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.
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