Transcription from original document owned by
The Victoria Regional History Center
VC/UHV Library
Materials Use Policy


Mr. Wiley Simon, Vanderbilt, Texas who now owns the Menefee Flats. Have permission to check the high ground around Flats. Found one Indian campsite and some rattlesnakes.

Mr. Charlie Sample , 411 Allen Street, Edna, Texas wants to check a site on the Lavaca River between El Toro and the old Vanderbilt road crossing. A[n] Indian campsite and some very old homemade brick. Place is near the old road crossing up stream.

7/14/66 - Checked the Arnold Koof place off the old Lavaca River Vanderbilt crossing. [ Near by but ] lower down river. Location of the old Haynes Wharf.

Mr. Rothie King, Oliver, Texas knows a lot about the Ward and Keeran ranches. His father, also a[n] old ranch cowboy, once pointed out the location of a[n] old hide and tallow factory. A rendering plant at Dimitts Point, just above the Ward ranch house on the bayou side of Menefee Flats.

Mr. Geo. Hutchins - old brick - he says French - on the Lavaca River. Also - Indian mound.
Indian mound has all ready [sic] been noted - 1934.