The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 5, July 1901 - April, 1902 Page: 141
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The Old Fort on the San Saba River. 141
the granite rocks which occur especially between the San Saba and
the Llano, may contain ore, although the observations made on our
journey do not furnish a direct proof even of this."
In connection with the probability of silver mines having ex-
isted in the neighborhood of the old fort or mission, von Roemer
refers in a note to the story current among the early settlers of
Texas to the effect that the Comanche Indians were accustomed to
use silver bullets in their guns.
Our geological survey has long ere this settled the question as to
the existence of silver ore in this vicinity, and it is hoped that the
recent acquisitions of valuable historical records from Mexico may
afford our future historians accurate data as to the rise and fall of
this old fort or mission, but it would be interesting at least to know
the present condition of these historic ruins.
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