Reid ferring university of north texas rio grande valley, west of big bend, with exposures of tertiary volcanics. These mounds, known today as the medicine mounds, permit a birdseye view of the. Thanks to the new owner of medicine mounds the site remains sacred for comanches and other native americans, we paid respect on may 30, 2016. I lived with my grandparents in a very small house there. Berghughes center for petroleum and sedimentary systems center for atmospheric chemistry and the environment center for geospatial sciences, applications and technology geochemical and environmental research group international ocean discovery program office of the texas state climatologist center for. Apaches, later the semisedentary wichitas and comanche hunters. North central texas college is accredited by the southern association of colleges and schools commission on colleges to award associate degrees and certificates of completion. Handbook of texas online article for this location. Sip a soft drink in one of the oldest stores in texas. Issue 72 guidebook reprint, west texas geological society issue 72, part 59 of publication west texas geological society. Her family celebrates her life as a lover of trees, crosswords, books, life, any worthy. The map was digitally distorted in some spots to align the roads with the more accurate modern map. See more ideas about geology, texas and rocks and minerals.
In this case, the coordinates for medicine mound have been provided by the geographic names information system gnis. It consists of two buildings, the former hickscobb general store and the w. Bill neal still owns a small ranch in the medicine mound community. Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in medicine mound. Even with the new buildings, the town did not survive. Medicine mound is a ghost town in southeastern hardeman county in west texas. Why is the geology of texas important to students of physical geology.
Special publication 375 the historical links between geology and medicine are surprisingly numerous and diverse. Bill collected and edited stories from mounders, wrote a large portion of the book, and induced his friend and mentor, a. These examples provide an excellent means of illustrating the theory of plate tectonics. Rocks, minerals, fossils and earths have been used therapeutically since earliest times and details recorded on ancient. History of geology and medicine, a the geological society. Diamond 162, corundum 162, beryl 164, spinel 166, topaz 166, zircon 166, tourmaline 168, jadeite 168, tanzanite 170, amazonite 170, rhodonite 172, lapis lazuli 172, turquoise 172, malachite 172, amethyst 174, rose quartz 174, tigers eye 176, chalcedony 178, opal 180, azurite 182, dioptase 182, coral 184, amber 184, pearls 184. The downtown medicine mound museum is located at the junction of fm 91 and fm 1167 in the ghost town of medicine mounds, texas. The fact that anything still exists in medicine mound, texas is testament to the determination of one women myna potts.
Started in 1995, this collection now contains 6407 interlinked topic pages divided into a tree of 31 specialty books and 722 chapters. Zillow has 0 homes for sale in medicine mound quanah matching. As of the 2010 census the population was 2,641, down from 3,022 at the 2000 census. Geologic map of precambrian metasedimentary rocks of the. Remembering medicine mound i am now 62 years old and have fond memories of this now, ghost town. These days medicine mound is a virtual ghost town, but there was a time when it was a thriving community, one that sprang up out of the prairie, thrived, prospered, grew and then wilted and died, a victim of the. The daughter of one of the original merchants in medicine mound, ms.
There are also newspaper articles of interest, as well as memorabilia, books and. Primary view of object titled medicine mound quadrangle. Bill initially wrote two books on that areas local history. Medicine mound area hotels vernon hotels quanah hotels medicine mound, texas forum subject. Cynthia grossman, camp verde general store, 285 camp verde rd. Medicine mounds the handbook of texas online texas state. Seach for information about medicine mound around the web.
Rock mounds and structures new georgia encyclopedia. Law was born march 6 1927, in medicine mound, texas. This 6x9 paperback has 432 pages that are packed with detailed information about texas geology. The bureau of economic geology functions as the state geological survey of texas. The texas delorme atlas gives you a complete set of texas topographic maps in a single convenient book. Since then, he has served as a museum designer and a national park ranger. Msu texas student selected to participate in radiologic leadership program faculty focused on new methods, teamwork in delivering online for students msus cavitt appointed president of council for exceptional children. From 1978 to 1983, he served as geology program chairman in the division of earth and. This, the first ever volume dedicated to the subject, contains contributions from an international authorship of geologists, historians and medical professionals.
Geology of dallas county, texas the source geological map used is from the geological atlas of texas, sherman sheet bureau of economic geology, 1967 revised 1991. Potts has turned the hickscobb building formerly a grocery store into a cultural museum. Satellite image topographic map of a portion of texas from the. Handbook of rocks, minerals and gemstones by walter schumann. Medicine mounds is a line of four rounded, conical hills in southeastern hardeman county at 3411 n, 9937 w. Texas reid ferring the geology of texas is written to accompany introductory courses including physical and historical geology, as. Medicine mound quadrangle the portal to texas history. Search the worlds most comprehensive index of fulltext books.
Texas is a large state with varied geology, ranging from the simple dippingstrata structure of the gulf coastal plain, northcentral texas, and the panhandle, to the complicated geological structure of the llano uplift l. It consists of two buildings, the former hickscobb general store and the. There are legends among the cherokee of the use of these rock piles as places for the burial of the dead. The texas geology web map viewer is the third generation in this series of texas geologic mapping products, which is intended to provide data to a broad range of users interested in exploring the geology of texas. Plus, find out why one woman is all alone in whats left of her childhood home townand what shes doing to keep her memories alive. Our department is dedicated to advancing scientific understanding of the earth, its fluids, and their history and future, preparing the next generation of.
On permanent display are over 200 pictures of area settlers. Hill first came to austin, texas, as the first professor of geology, he described austin and its surrounding area as an ideal site for a school of geology because it. Medicine mound, on farm road 1167 twelve miles east of quanah in east central hardeman county, took its name from four local elevations, 200 to 250 feet high. Board member jeanene stermer is the dynamic and resourceful curator of the museum, and the driving force of the downtown medicine mound reunion and jubilee. Cole building, a combination bank, drugstore, gasoline station with rusty pumps still standing, and post office. Interactive geologic map of texas now available online. Bill neal, a mounder who was raised on a ranch that included the four mounds, produced a book about his home town. She has been a driving force in preserving what is left of the existing buildings.
And this book is mainly stories stories told by the pioneers of the medicine mound, texas community and their descendants. The point we use is located at these gps coordinates latitude. Medicine mound, tx the handbook of texas online texas. The arkansas archaic mound, known as the lake enterprise mound. Special chapters consider texas mineral resources and geologic hazards, as well as the impact of geology on human settlement over the last. Medicine mound, on farm road 1167 twelve miles east of quanah in east central hardeman county, took its name from four local elevations.
As of october 2017, the state of texas if treated as its own nation is the 7th largest oil producing nation in the world, with production totaling approximately 3. Medicine mound was devastated by fire at one point and the two main buildings were rebuilt from rock that would not burn so easily. Medicine mounds the handbook of texas online texas. The volcanic activity in new mexico, colorado, arizona and utah along with the evidences of lesser forms of volcanic activity in formations known as medicine mounds in north texas below the red river and south of the granite mountain formations in the lawtonaltus areas of southwest oklahoma, has relieved the heat stress with stratigraphic. There are often elevated levels of calcium and phosphorus, as would be expected if completely decayed human remains were present on the surface under the. Texas has been the leading state in petroleum production since discovery of the spindletop oil field in 1901. The university of texas at austin, bureau of economic geology, geological circular 817, p. Major patterns of vegetation in south central texas closely match the major patterns of the surface geology fig. The highest, at 1,744 feet above sea level, is topped by a flat cap that the comanche indians believed to be inhabited by a powerful and benevolent spirit. The area considered in this report embraces 5,989 square miles in the extreme northeast part of texas, comprising the counties of bowie, red river, lamar, delta, hopkins, franklin, titus, morris, camp, and cass. There are also newspaper articles of interest, as well as memorabilia, books and indian artifacts of the area. Karlstrom pamphlet to accompany miscellaneous investigations series map i2280.1147 334 431 529 1279 179 1190 1073 1021 1254 222 28 1211 829 972 480 1076 626 1 770 368 1333 304 1292 1339 166 200 886 1187 75 509 1020 17 1248 1386 303 1319 305 1353 687