Hi, the Pecan bayou kept bugging me, so I resorted to looking to the
Texas Almanac, published by Dallas Morning News. It States the Pecan
Bayou is the farthest west Bayou in the U.S. It begins in Calllahan
County from springs AND RUNS 107 MILES THROUGH bROWNWOOD TO THE cOLORADO
rIVER NEAR THE JUNCTION OF THE cOLORADO AND cONCHO RIVERS. They all 3
have spring sources and run freely year around. I think Lake Brownwood
may be on Pecan Bayou. The Cpolorado and Concho are famous above this
for fresh water pearls. The lost San Saba mines are southeast of there.
The Colorado is the largest river with Total watershed in Texas- the
Brazos goes into New Mexico at Levelland and possibly Canyon. See pages
305-310-315 in the Almanac.
I have crossed it many times on Hwy 36 and others south of it. Check
Frontier postmasters for a community on it. I have a copy of Homer
Stephens book on Frontier Postmasters published in Stephenville. Will
check it this weekend- need to rest now. Substituted at Waco High most of
this week and have some P.E. classes- have also had math and English
classes there this week. I can teach anything but Spanish, French,
German, and sign language.
Happy hunting and take care- the area of Pecan Bayou is one center of
Grandaddy Rattlesnakes who have lost some natural control predators.
At Sweetwater, some Animal Rights misinformed people with more money than
experience in West Texas Ranch life protest rattlesnake hunts. They
don't care how many Anglo, Black, and Mexican farm hands are killed
harvesting cotton and other crops, but they are perfectly willing to eat
their produce at McDonald's-
sorry, pardon my soapbox.
Charles Augustine Wyly
On Wed, 12 Aug 1998 06:24:24 -0500 jmoor(a)swbell.net writes:
Have you ever heard of a PLACE called Pecan Bayou as opposed to a body
of water? My ggrandfather is supposedly buried there but no one seems
to know where it might have been back in 1869.
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