Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Seminole Canyon State Historical Park

Northwest of Del Rio, TX is a hidden gem of a park which will transport the traveler back in time. A place where the railroad's western expansion meets ancient cave paintings.

The park preserves artifacts of both of these activities which span a 4000 year sliver of time showing man's presence in this dry, windy land. The modern sculpture represents a combination of ancient man and animal interaction. The figure holds an atlatl, a tool that uses leverage as it speeds a spear to the intended target. The rock oven was used to bake food for men as they sliced passages through the harsh landscape for the Southern Pacific Railroad's 1882 expansion.


A 15 minute walk into the canyon below brings you to a protective overhang where 4000 year old petroglyphs provide a peak into the minds of previous dwellers.



Seminole Canyon State Historical Park, an out of the way gem that's worth the trip . . .

5 comments:

Anke said...

Pete, how do you find out about all those hidden gems? This looks like another great one to visit! You should be a tourist information man....

Happy Trails said...

Wow! Please pass on directions to these places in your blog! This place sounds like it's worth exploring! How long were you there? Campgrounds available? I got questions galore... this place sounds great!

Pete said...

Seminole Canyon State Historical Park
LAT,LON:29.6945,-101.3189

I find most of my campgrounds At:
www.uscampgrounds.info

It's a fantastic resource for finding federal, state, and local public campgrounds. Easy access to LAT/LONG, phone numbers, and web sites.

Ardor.son said...

Are you archeologist or just traveler? Anyway I envy you! I am student who want to study archeology later. So It is very respectful that you can travel and see something beautiful.
I want to contact with you!

Pete said...

No, I'm not an archeologist, simply a traveler across this wonderful country who appreciates all of the wonderful things I see. I also realize many others have been here before (and will be here after) in the stream of life.

I'm glad you enjoy the musings found here. I wish you well in your studies in Busan.