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Re: David Calvin Cowan - Saltworks near Tow
Posted by: Ryan Cowan Date: April 19, 2000 at 00:29:17
In Reply to: Re: David Calvin Cowan - Saltworks near Tow by Shirley of 197

Hi Shirley,
Yes, I do have "Llano: Gem of the Hill Country" and also a book entitled "Canyon of The Eagles" by C.L.Yarbrough which goes into considerably more detail. The only physical evidence I have seen of the saltworks is one of the 250 gallon iron pots used to boil water from the saline spring until pure salt was left. The pot is on display at the Llano Museum. The saltworks is now beneath Lake Buchanan, but it is my hope that someone out there might have photographs. I have photos of David Calvin Cowan and his wife Elizabeth, along with his mother, Ruth Campbell Cowan, and a number of David's children, so it is perhaps not too much to hope that other photographs might be in existance.
If it is not too much trouble, I would love to get xerox copies of the genealogy in the family Bibles. I am particularly curious about the Nobles. David Calvin Cowan's first wife, Martha Elizabeth Thorp Cowan died in 1875, and David, I am told,later married a Frances Nobles, or Frances Nobles Cox. I have no documentation of this.


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