The Easter Fires

The Easter Fires (HM1NKS)

Location: Fredericksburg, TX 78624 Gillespie County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 14.142', W 98° 50.029'

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Blazing on the hills around Fredericksburg each Easter eve, combined with a local pageant these fires recall an old tale.

In March 1847, when Comanches and whites signed a major peace treaty, the Indians lighted huge signal fires on these hills.

To calm her children's fears, one mother—recalling Easter fires in her native Germany—told them the smoke came from pots in which the Easter Bunny was dyeing eggs with flowers. As the tale spread and pioneers kindled the fires in each year of peace with the Indians, the local yearly celebration arose.
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HM NumberHM1NKS
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Marker Number10033
Year Placed1968
Placed ByState Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 3rd, 2015 at 5:04pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 515989 N 3344914
Decimal Degrees30.23570000, -98.83381667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 14.142', W 98° 50.029'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 14' 8.52" N, 98° 50' 1.74" W
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Area Code(s)830
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3443 US-290, Fredericksburg TX 78624, US
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