Historical Marker

Willow Springs

Historical marker location:
SH 18, S of Kermit, Kermit, Texas
( From Kermit, take Hwy. 18 about 12 mile S.. Marker size: 18" x 28". )

6.6 miles east in Sand Hills. Water hole vital to Comanche, explorer. "Judge" A. Hayes found charred remains of 40-wagon train massacre in 1901. Ox bows, human bones, flintlocks, other relics of the ill fated and unidentified group in Sul Ross State College Museum at Alpine. (1964)

Marker year: 1964

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