Bakersfield, Texas: Squawteat Peak

A prominent cone-shaped limestone hill whose name manages to be both descriptive and offensive.

Address:
I-10 E., Bakersfield, TX
Directions:
On I-10, between mileposts 292 and 293.
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Squawteat Peak

This peak is in fact visible driving west. I actually prefer the westbound view, approaching the peak coming downhill near exit 298.

[James Lawrence, 04/05/2021]

Squawteat Peak.

Squawteat Peak

On the north side of I-10, about 43 miles east of Fort Stockton, is Squawteat Peak, a 300-foot-high cone-shaped limestone hill in the desert. Archeologists have found here the remains of tipi rings, earth ovens, and mortar holes, used by hunter-gatherers dating back as far as 6,000 years ago. Native peoples were probably drawn here by Squawteat Peak's natural plant resources and flint outcroppings, as well as the dramatic peak itself.

[Elaine, 10/28/2019]

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