Ranchers, farmers, soldiers, and the CCC: The background for seven historical sites at Camp Bowie, Brown County, Texas




Leffler, John J.

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Center for Archaeological Research, The University of Texas at San Antonio


During the mid-1990s, a cultural resources survey of Camp Bowie was conducted by the Environmental Resources Management Branch of the Adjutant General's Department of Texas (AGTX-EV) which identified a number of historical sites within the camp's boundaries. These sites included 41BR227, 41BR438, and 41BR266, all of which are sandstone walls; 41BR270 and 41BR477, both of which contain chock dams built to control erosion; 41BR290, the remains of a farmstead; and 41BR299, a bunker dating to the World War II era. In 2001 the Center for Archaeological Research at The University of Texas at San Antonio contracted with AGTX-EV to conduct additional archaeological investigations at Camp Bowie; part of that agreement called for a general investigation of the historical background of the seven sites mentioned above. This archival research was conducted under Texas Antiquities Permit no. 2591.



archaeological investigation, archaeology, Texas archaeology, archaeological surveying, Brown County, Civilian Conservation Corps, archival research