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Visiting Lajitas along the Rio Grande in 1852

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It's amazing to consider that, when you're in Lajitas, Texas, you're right there where, for hundreds of years, both Native Americans and Mexicans crossed: 

 

"Comanche Pass, on the Rio Bravo [now the Rio Grande], the most celebrated and frequently used crossing place of the Indians, was found to be just below this Bofecillos range; here broad, well-beaten trails lead to the river from both sides. A band of Indians under the well known chief Mano (hand) crossed the river at the time of our visit; they had come, by their own account, from the headwaters of Red River, and were on their way to Durango, in Mexico—no doubt on a thieving expedition."

 

----- Lt. William H. Emory, member of the Mexican-American Boundary Commission, describing the Rio Grande crossing at what is now Lajitas,  1852

Beauty is only skin deep but Texas is to the bone.

 
Posted : 26th December 2019 5:14 pm
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