Sunday, March 1, 2009

Seminole Canyon State Park, TX

Today we took a guided hiking tour down in to the Seminole Canyon. This is where the Seminole Indians lived after being forced to leave there original land in Florida. Thousands of years prior to these indians coming here, other indian tribes lived in the canyons and drew several pictures on the canyon walls. The meaning of these drawings is unknown due to the lack of knowledge of these tribes. Some of the drawings are up to 17 feet high. Most of them have faded but a few are still fairly intact. This canyon floods during rainy periods and is bone dry right now. This canyon is located just northwest of Del Rio, TX and is right by the Mexican border. We had to drive through a border checkpoint just to get there.

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