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I would like to read more comments about the ranches,mountain homes etc in that area. When I look in the maps for those mysterious mountain ranges,I find it so isolated but I know people lived there. I heard stories that Mule trains would carry freight and goods to FS for the military posts and the FS Young store where Pilar Duran(Lugo Cano Pena)worked.Also FS "el Commanche" was a stopping station for wagons with passengers coming from south Texas(San Antonio).Even up to the late 1930's ,there was a gypsy wagon with an elderly woman and her husband who stopped and camp behind my parents house(FS).My brother Noe Pena (dob 9-04-36)would sneak out to their camp and partake of their "pan de skilia"but my mother would know because he would return home smelling of smoke and his face stained with black smoke.Every year, the couple would stop there and the pounding sounds of a tent being hammered to the ground could be heard.There was" un ojito de agua"where Gonzalez" presa" was erected to catch the water that would run and meet with the Commanch Springs.Carlos Granado(now deceased)had mentioned that there was a stopping area around that ojito.We used to have a well which water would come from that water table.My sister Nellie(d0b 5-026-36)still swears that she could hear the pounding sound of the gypsy tent late in the night annualy, many years later on after the wagon no longer came.She also swears that she would see a woman dressed in white,carrying a lit candle coming from el camposanto(St. Josph Cementary).More ghost stories????Ayda
my father Matilde Garcia son of Jeuse Garcia lied at la coyote. I do plan to write a book about the people of the Big Bend. Stories the my father told me
Hello, I was recently able to attain my grandmother's wedding cert. Reynalda Dominguez was married to Jose Garcia, son of Jesus Garcia, on 4 July 1925 in Ojinaga, Mex. Reynalda was from Polvo, near Redford Texas. She passed in 1997 in Visalia, CA. According to this and another linked website, Jesus Garcia's grave site is in La Coyota. I was hoping if someone could tell me the condition of the gravesite. thank you
The grave sites at La Coyota Cemetery are almost all obliterated. Someone setup metal crosses on all the tombs. There is one with its original wooden cross still left but it is very hard to read what had been inscribed on it. It is a woman's name. I will add a photo to the page about La Coyota http://www.familiasdeterlingua.com/la-coyota-tx.html that shows Bob Wirt examining the dark cross which is that last wooden cross that still survives and is partially legible.
jesus & mariana garcia son tiburcio, had a son ysidro also born in la coyota in 1929 was the garandon of jesus garcia, while working in the big bend national park in the 1970's he made a pipe cross for him in the mesa hill where they lived i was their 2011 grave was in good condtions, his wife mariana i buried in marathon, texas next to my dad ysidro i recall my grandfather tiburcio, taking us around the coyota village showing around, the garcia family had a frieght wagon business to haul cotton, goods to mines & alpiine and back.
my great grandmother and greatgranfather =Graciana Ortiz Silverio Quistiano her husband Toma Virjenia and Portfirio Hernandez in with another 10 and am planning om gpong this year with my neice and cousin . picture of my mother and grandfather at Graciannas grave numerous pictures of life in Terlingua with the Hinojoso/ Robert is my cousin family of manuel hinojosj
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