McKamy Springs, Richardson, Texas

Description

Natural spring, with a stone and concrete structure built around and over it. A half-dome stone-trimmed 'grotto' covers the spring. A man-made canal channels the visible water. A plaque is set into a stone/cement low monument inside the canal. It reads: "The Yoiuane tribe of the Caddo group of Indians lived here as early as 1690 to 1840. They hunted buffalo and deer on the prairie. They used McKamy Spring as a watering place. It was from these friendly Tejas Indians that Texas got her name." The spring is located within a 2 acre park, called McKamy Spring Park, in ...

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Creator: Unknown. 1920/1930.

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This photograph is part of the collection entitled: Texas History Collection and was provided by Richardson Public Library to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 2046 times , with 24 in the last month . More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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Description

Natural spring, with a stone and concrete structure built around and over it. A half-dome stone-trimmed 'grotto' covers the spring. A man-made canal channels the visible water. A plaque is set into a stone/cement low monument inside the canal. It reads: "The Yoiuane tribe of the Caddo group of Indians lived here as early as 1690 to 1840. They hunted buffalo and deer on the prairie. They used McKamy Spring as a watering place. It was from these friendly Tejas Indians that Texas got her name."

The spring is located within a 2 acre park, called McKamy Spring Park, in south-east Richardson. Native people last known to have camped at the spring were of a Caddoan-speaking tribe. The Bowser family once owned the property, and then T. F. McKamy (1925-1927). Part of the old stagecoach route extending from Breckenridge ran near this site as well.

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The marker placed at the spring by Mayor McKamy reads as follows: "The Yoiuane tribe of the Caddo group of Indians lived here as early as 1690 to 1840. They hunted buffalo and deer on the prairie. They used McKamy Spring as a watering place. It was from these friendly Tejas Indians that Texas got her name."

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  • Accession or Local Control No: RPLv001
  • Accession or Local Control No: Folder V 1
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metapth3076

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Texas History Collection

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  • 1920/1930

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  • 1920 - 1930

Added to The Portal to Texas History

  • May 10, 2005, 1:52 p.m.

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  • Feb. 8, 2016, 10:11 a.m.

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McKamy Springs, Richardson, Texas, photograph, 1920/1930; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3076/: accessed September 28, 2016), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Richardson Public Library.