Pegleg Crossing on the San Saba

Pegleg Crossing on the San Saba (HM1D97)

Location: Menard, TX 76859 Menard County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 52.2', W 99° 35.924'

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Hourglass-shaped pass through the hills were McDougal Creek joins San Saba River. For years a favored Indian campground, it entered written history, 1732, as site of Spanish-Apache battle.

Saw passage of adventurers, mustang hunters, Indian fighters, German settlers, gold-seekers.

Probably named by landowner Wilhelm Harlen for one-legged land commissioner T.W. Ward.

Crossing became station on stage line. Gained notoriety for many hold-ups that occurred at "Robbers' Roost" (1 mile west). Pegleg served in later era as crossing on Great Western Cattle Trail.
HM NumberHM1D97
Marker Number3976
Year Placed1970
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 12:57am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 442763 N 3415348
Decimal Degrees30.87000000, -99.59873333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 52.2', W 99° 35.924'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 52' 12.00" N, 99° 35' 55.44" W
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Area Code(s)325
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 124 Unnamed Road, Menard TX 76859, US
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