Horsemen Of The Plains LbNA # 57108
|Placed Date||Mar 4 2011|
|Found By||Lucy Locket|
|Last Found||Apr 2 2011|
Terrain Difficulty: Easy (flat, 50 yards RT)
The horse was a key element in Comanche culture, who are thought to have been the first of the Plains Indians to have horses. In the beginning, they were primarily a hunter-gatherer nomadic society, but with horses, they became more daring and aggressive and were soon considered the best buffalo hunters on the plains. Warfare was a major part of Comanche life with conflicts often bringing them into battles with Texas settlers, like the raid in May 1836, during which Cynthia Ann Parker was captured. During captivity, Cynthia Ann became the mother of the last great Comanche chief, Quanah Parker. This box is dedicated to these early Texas natives and is placed in Fort Parker Memorial Cemetery.
From Hwy 14 in Groesbeck go northwest on FM 1245 (West Trinity) for about 2 miles, then turn right into Fort Parker Memorial Cemetery. Drive through the arch and park by the monument.
Just west of the monument is the marker for the settlers killed at Fort Parker and buried here. Walk back toward the entrance and go right (west) on the cement path about 100 yards to a gravestone on the left for Wilson. Go to the multi-trunk tree to its right and look within the trunks for the letterbox under a brick and leaves.