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This rock is part of the headstone of Cynthia Ann Parker who was captured as a little girl was raised by the Indian's and latter married a member of the tribe. She had a son named Quanah Parker who had the chisseled features and dark skin of a Native American Indian, but had his mothers blue eyes. He was a very imposing figure and grew up to become "War Chief of the Comanche Nation. Decendent's of the Parker Family still reside in Elkhart Texas where I grew up. :-)

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Comments (14)

♥Fairy♥ on July 4, 2012

Ohh, and rubies and emeralds!

smoobooty on July 4, 2012

Interesting...is this an old spring that was encased?

smoobooty on July 4, 2012

Is this near an old drilling mud pit from the 1930s? Or, close to an old well site that is leaking fluids? Very interesting snap...

Tomros - Pano on July 4, 2012

I am packing my prospector gear, as I type.

Expect a gold rush in Anderson!

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greetings, Tomas from Toronto

GasGasL€X on July 5, 2012

Hmmm, interesting geologiv find here..

Henry Scoggin >Save … on July 5, 2012

All good thoughts, but...

This is actualy a rock in the face of the Headstone on Cynthia Ann Parker's grave sight.

smoobooty on July 5, 2012

Cool, but now you need to tell us who the blue-eyed squaw Cynthia Ann Parker is.....

Henry Scoggin >Save … on July 5, 2012

The Gold is actualy nature growing on the surface. :-)

Henry Scoggin >Save … on July 5, 2012

And I think the blue-green might be a little copper...??

smoobooty on July 5, 2012

Excellent description. I think the blue is from copper that is coloring other minerals.

jockswa on July 6, 2012

Interesting story..

Henry Scoggin >Save … on July 6, 2012

There are a couple of books on Cynthia Ann Parker. It realy is a good story if you need something to read.

jockswa on July 9, 2012

I may go looking. Read one about a woman captured by the Sioux in the 1860s and rescued a couple years later.

Henry Scoggin >Save … on July 9, 2012

I think you would like her story, the poor girl was drug all over the country, kidnapped, runaway and then stolen back and so on till she just gave up and died. And even then I think she was dug up and burried in 3 different places. Pretty sad but amazing, you can't make this stuff up. She now rest beside her husband.

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  • Uploaded on July 4, 2012
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    by Henry Scoggin >Save …
    • Camera: NIKON COOLPIX P510
    • Taken on 2011/07/04 11:36:28
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    • F/Stop: f/3.000
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