Caddo Mounds State Historical Site, Alto
I wonder if any of the Texas Paranormal Groups have ever visited the Caddo Mounds State Historical Site? Because even a hard core disbeliever such as myself will tell you that there are ghost here. You feel them as you drive along the El Camino Real de los Tejas, the oldest road in Texas; they call out from the pine trees that line the road. You can feel them as you walk along the trail to the mounds themselves. These ghost are not going to say boo, pose for any pictures, or slam any doors. But you feel that they are there just the same. Those of children playing in the woods and along the stream that runs just beyond the mounds. Ghost of the women who made baskets from the long grasses that grow there, and from the men that farmed the fertile earth. This was there home.
The Historical Site offers an interpretive museum of the Caddoan culture, with some artifacts that have been recovered from mounds. From the El Camino Real, the mounds aren’t very impressive, time and erosion has taken much away, but it’s a nice walk around the two mounds along the 0.7 mile trail. We went on a lovely, partly sunny day and our children ran and played in the grass and among the trees leading to the stream. It was fun to imagine life at this spot, so long ago.
Know Before You Go
The walking path is dirt, so wear close-toed shoes.
I recommend that you read over their website before going, the Caddoan culture was such a vast and complex one, and you need a little foundation. For all the historical information, as well as current prices, times and upcoming events, please visit their website; http://www.visitcaddomounds.com/index.aspx?page=2
For more information regarding the El Camino Real de los Tejas; http://www.elcaminorealtx.com/
Things To Do in (near) Alto
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Just down the El Camino Real is Mission Tejas State Park, for information on the park; http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/findadest/parks/mission_tejas/
Caddo Mounds State Historic Site
1649 State Hwy. 21 West, Alto
Click HERE to visit their website.
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