TxDOT, historical commission to fix Packsaddle Mountain fight monument

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
Vandals have knocked down the Packsaddle Mountain Fight historical monument just off Texas 71 adjacent to CR 309 in Llano County. The Texas Department of Transportation will work with the Texas Historical Commission to plan repairs.

 

 

 

 

UPDATE: In an email statement Nov. 6, a Llano County Sheriff's Office investigator attributed the damage of the monument to a vehicle traveling eastbound on Texas 71 which left the roadway and crashed into marker and through the adjacent fence.

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

The Texas Historic Commission (THC) and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will team up to repair a damaged historic monument which commemorates a pivotal battle in the region's settlement by western pioneers, officials announced Nov. 1.

Sometime in October, vandals knocked down the Packsaddle Mountain Fight historical monument just off Texas 71 adjacent to CR 309 in Llano County.

The 1936 Texas Centennial marker commemorates the last battle in the region between area settlers and Indians on Packsaddle Mountain in 1873. . . .

Find the rest of this story in the Tuesday, Nov. 5 issue of The Highlander, the newspaper of record for the Highland Lakes. To offer a comment or a news tip, email connie@highlandernews.com. To subscribe to the newspaper, call 830-693-4367 or click here to subscribe to our e-Edition online.

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