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

Pease River Battlefield

(Site Located 8 Miles Northeast)

 
 
Pease River Battlefield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 7, 2015
1. Pease River Battlefield Marker
Inscription. In 1860 at the Battle of Pease River, Indian captive Cynthia Ann Parker and her daughter, Prairie Flower, were rescued by Texas Rangers under Capt. L.S. Ross (later Governor of Texas).
     Cynthia Ann, most celebrated of all Comanche captives, had been taken at age 9 in a raid on Fort Parker, May 19, 1836. Traders who saw her later said she had taken the name “Naduah” and wished to remain among her adopted people. She married Chief Peta Nocona, by whom she had 2 sons, Pecos and Quanah Parker.
     Although she was returned to her uncle’s family, she was never completely happy and tried to escape several times. She died 1864.
 
Erected 1936 by Texas Highway Department. (Marker Number 3966.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
 
Location. 33° 58.89′ N, 99° 43.515′ W. Marker is in Crowell, Texas, in Foard County. Marker is on Main Street (State Highway 6) south of W. Austin Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Crowell TX 79227, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Officials of Foard County (about
Pease River Battlefield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 7, 2015
2. Pease River Battlefield Marker
800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Foard County Courthouse (about 800 feet away); Foard Co (about 800 feet away); Robert L. Foard (approx. 0.2 miles away); Quanah Parker and the Comanches (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Christian Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Crowell Schools (approx. 0.7 miles away); Foard County (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Crowell.
 
More about this marker. The marker was originally installed in 1936. A replacement bronze tablet was installed in 1968.
 
Also see . . .  Battle of Pease River - Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on March 13, 2015.)
 
Categories. Native AmericansWars, US Indian
 
View to West from Main Street (State Highway 6) image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 7, 2015
3. View to West from Main Street (State Highway 6)
View to South Along Main Street (State Highway 6) image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 7, 2015
4. View to South Along Main Street (State Highway 6)
View to North Along Main Street Towards Downtown Crowell image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 7, 2015
5. View to North Along Main Street Towards Downtown Crowell
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 13, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 271 times since then and 68 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 13, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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