Bakersfield, Texas: Squawteat Peak

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

I-10 E., Bakersfield, TX
Only visible driving east on I-10, between mileposts 292 and 293. Not visible driving west.
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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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