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Name that ruin

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Lemming_of_the_BDA

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Name that ruin
« on: March 01, 2006, 09:18:33 PM »

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Lemming_of_the_BDA

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Here is...
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2006, 09:19:59 PM »
...a hint.


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Lemming_of_the_BDA

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Name that ruin
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2006, 04:20:33 PM »
Check this out.

And this. You'll need to scroll about 3/4 of the way down the page.

I found it to be very interesting, how much the ruins have deteriorated in the last 20 years.

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Offline 01ACRViper

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Name that ruin
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2006, 05:04:30 PM »
wow, that was a great read. i had no idea that was there, i've never seen it form the road, mountains, or the grapevine hills  8)

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Offline Roy

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« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2006, 08:07:54 PM »
Hey Lemming,

I've tried to get in there from Grapevine Hills Road, gave up due to the heavy brush.  Care to share any secret routes?

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Lemming_of_the_BDA

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My secret
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2006, 11:56:53 AM »
Quote from: "Roy"
Hey Lemming,

I've tried to get in there from Grapevine Hills Road, gave up due to the heavy brush.  Care to share any secret routes?


A pair of heavy boots, snake chaps (for "nasty, sharp pointy stuff") and a big stick. FWIW, the brush comes and goes. In some places, there was almost no n.s.p.s. at all.

It was a line-of-sight hike from GH2/3 to the Cottonwood trees, and I followed the track on my GPS to get back.

There is supposed to be a grave there, but I was not able to locate it. The remains of the officer's quarters are located on a ledge below the ridge that is east of the rock house. All that is left is the stone foundation. I'll put up a pic if I can find it.

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Offline Roy

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« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2006, 01:03:09 PM »
Thanks;  I'll break out the armor plate next time.

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Lemming_of_the_BDA

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A few more pics
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2006, 07:11:48 PM »
View from the southeast.

View from the north.


Not much left of the officer's quarters. Just a rock outline surrounding an adobe hump.

Standing there in the silence, I tried to imagine what it must have been like 125 years ago. Couldn't do it.

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BigBendHiker

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Re: A few more pics
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2006, 08:23:44 PM »
Quote from: "Lemming_of_the_BDA"
View from the southeast.
Standing there in the silence, I tried to imagine what it must have been like 125 years ago. Couldn't do it.


Indeed...those early settlers and pioneers to the Big Bend area had to be tough and determined beyond our comprehension.  

BBH

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Offline Roy

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« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2006, 08:46:43 PM »
I know what you mean.  Completely different world.

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Offline homerboy2u

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« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2006, 09:57:51 AM »
Quote from: "Lemming_of_the_BDA"
Check this out.

And this. You'll need to scroll about 3/4 of the way down the page.

I found it to be very interesting, how much the ruins have deteriorated in the last 20 years.


 Lemming...this was a great read. I would like to add, that the Black Seminoles descendants are currently living in el Nacimiento,Coahuila.

  I have been there a couple of times with my club,and it is to my total surprise that these humans are very intermixed with the Kikapoos. I had known a different story about them, that they and the Kikapoo & Seminoles were valiantly fighting the Comanche,Apaches & Natchez indidans to ward them off Coahuila & Texas. But never the Kikapoos being pursued by the Mascogos,for they were recruited as trackers, well that is what i have heard from historians from the area.

  These indians,are very intermixed,now a days, with the Kikapoos and their descendants are called: Negros Mascogos (Black Mascogos).

  These men and women are very rugged,hard workers and probably the best cowhand & cowponchers in the Sierra del Carmen and the Sierra Colombia in the Northern part of Coahuila.

   And yes, those men were very tough Hombres who lived in the Big Bend area. Can not understand,how they lived there.

  Great work,Lemming !!!!!
Stay thirsty, my friends.

 


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