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By Bill Royal, November 7, 2009
Site of Vance Cemetery Marker
Texas (Real County), Barksdale — 5638 — Vance Cemetery
One of the earliest settlers of this area was Henry Wells (1850-1923), who first came to the Nueces Canyon in 1866. He founded the town of Bullhead in 1873. The name was changed to Vance in the mid-1880s. In 1875 a guest in the home of the . . . — Map (db m24485) HM
Texas (Real County), Camp Wood — 4749 — Site of Camp Wood
Established May 20, 1857, as a means of preventing Indian raids on the San Antonio—El Paso route and the Rio Grande Valley Abandoned March 15th, 1861, when Federal troops were withdrawn from Texas. — Map (db m24382) HM
Texas (Real County), Camp Wood — 4547 — Site of the Mission San Lorenzo De La Santa Cruz
Founded by the Franciscan Missionaries among the Lipan Apache Indians in 1762 Abandoned in 1769 — Map (db m24381) HM
Texas (Real County), Leakey — 4831 — Site of McLaurin Massacre (Last Indian Raid in Frio Canyon)
On April 19, 1881, Catherine "Kate" Ringer McLaurin (Sometimes McLauren) was with her three small children and 14-year old Allen Lease in the garden when a band of Lipan Apaches started to plunder her home. Lease, thinking there were pigs in the . . . — Map (db m24376) HM

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