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Tordilla Hills: Water holes and Spanish gold


Tordilla Hills: Water holes and Spanish gold
TEXAS GENERAL LAND OFFICE — This detail from an 1880 map of Karnes County shows “Tordilla Mountain” and a nearby lagoon. It was a significant landmark and water stop on the San Patricio Trail in the mid-19th century. A reference to “Tordia Quadrangle” on an old map sent historian Mark Cameron digging into the hill’s significance and history.


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By Mark Cameron

In a conversation in the Facebook group, “Remember Floresville When ...,” I came across a reference to “Tordia.” . . .

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