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Re: Where are these places in early East Texas, please?
Posted by: Joan E. Rambo (ID *****8863) Date: June 16, 2008 at 18:50:05
In Reply to: Where are these places in early East Texas, please? by Sue Moore of 266

Go to the Handbook of Texas online -- http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/ -- in the searach feature put in Palo Gaucho and several items come up. A couple of them look intesting, including the one about Eliha Roberts. John Roberts in mentioned in that item. All items in the Handbook give sources for their information, too.

Then put in Boregas and you'll get this. The two come together. If you have a GPS looks like you could find the exact location.

BOREGAS CREEK. Boregas Creek rises 1? miles northeast of Geneva in northern Sabine County (at 31?30' N, 93?55' W) and runs southeast for ten miles to its mouth on Palo Gaucho Bayou (at 31?23' N, 93?50' W), less than a half mile from that bayou's mouth on Toledo Bend Reservoir. The area around the streambed is gently sloping to moderately steep and lies mostly within Sabine National Forest. The name of the stream is most likely a misspelling of the Spanish borregas, meaning "lambs less than a year old." The creek forms the eastern boundary of the Juan Ignatio Pifermo land grant, which, confirmed in September of 1794, is the oldest land grant in the county. That grant was also the site of Antonio Gil Ibarvo'sqv ranch, El Lobanillo, in the 1770s. The first white to settle on the banks of the creek was Jack Cedars, who came to the area sometime around 1790. When Stephen F. Austinqv made his first trip to the province of Texas in 1821, he spent his first night on Boregas Creek, which he referred to in his journal as "Boreg Creek."

Happy Hunting (^_^)



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