Geocaching in Parker County

Today we found three caches in Parker County, Texas...yes, named of Quanah Parker's mother's family...her uncle, Colonel Isaac Parker (if you don't know the story, Cynthia Ann Parker was kidnapped by Indians).

On May 19, 1836, Fort Parker was attacked by several hundred Caddo, Comanche and Kiowa. They killed several of its inhabitants. During the raid the Comanches seized five captives, including Cynthia Ann. Within 6 years, all the captives had been returned to their white families, except Cynthia Ann who remained with the Indians for almost twenty-five years, forgot white ways, and became thoroughly Comanche.
In the last years of Cynthia Ann's life she never saw her Indian family, the only family she really knew. But she was a true pioneer of the American West, whose legacy was carried on by her son Quanah. Serving as a link between whites and Comanches, Quanah Parker became the most influential Comanche leader of the reservation era.

We went down a couple of road we had not been down before. Here we are on the Old Millsap Road, we came upon a large flock to tom turkeys and across the road a few buffalos! Fun day, but the wind was extremely high.


Barbara said…
An interesting day out it looks. How brown the grass is. That would take some getting used to.

Children the world over love to spend their time texting.

Hope you are well/
Jim said…
Your caching gets you and Raf outside. Not much exercise but lots of fresh air. They do that around here too, with the GPS's.
I read your caching blog, you are going strong!

I was just remarking this morning to self, "Self, if we don't get some weather colder than what we have had so far this winter our grass will stay green for spring." It hasn't died or turned brown yet, even the roughs on the golf course are green.

Stay warm,

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