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Enchanted Rock Archives keeps the adventure that was Enchanted Rock Magazine alive.
  Articles on  history, silver mines, Lost Bowie Mine, American Indian Prophecies
and Texican pioneers with special emphasis on the Texas Hill Country.



"While doing some research on your region, I came across the September/October 1998 issue of your magazine containing  Part Two of  Glenn Hadeler's "Terror in the Hills" about the Mason County Hoodoo War by far the best thing I've come across on that subject. I would very much like to get hold ofPart One if possible, and since I liked the other articles too I want a year's subscription

"I appreciate your sending me Enchanted Rock Magazine and have enjoyed every issue that I have seen...I think Gary Brown’s Cold Trail Hounds in your magazine was the best Texas tall tale I have read since Bill Brett at his best



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 Cowboy Colors & Cowboy Bars:
by L. Kelly Down
You fellows is way wrong in thinking like Hollywood that all the trail drive hands was white folks. Girls you better put a lid on that talk. Way before Texas was in the Union cattle was worked by Indians —like the Wacos —the Latins, the Mexicans, and in South and East Texas, by African-Americans.

The Bloody Hand Prints of Alice Todd Part 1 of 2 Parts
by Lemon Squeezer
Published in San Saba, Texas 1900
"Away back in the early sixties when a Redskin lurked in every brushy hollow and when men and women went horseback to church, often times fifteen miles away, when everybody knew everybody else, and when everyone was a true neighbor -- it was then our story began."
Save the image (left) as wallpaper: click on the image and follow instructions. (From the private collection of Ira Kennedy.)

Legacy in Stone: A Primer on Texas Arrowheads
by Ira Kennedy

The human history of the Americas has its roots deep in  the soil of Texas. Lacking a written record it is not a history in the traditional sense of the word, but it is a cronological record none-the-less.  This documentation exists in the form of inobtrusive stone artifacts lost, buried, or abandoned by their creators.  Although the most abundant of these flint tools are scrapers, handaxes and other utilitarian artifacts, the "arrowheads" and "bird points" are the most commonly understood and sought after. Illustraion by Ira Kennedy.

December 2021: The Mayan Calendar
by Ira Kennedy

"According to Mayan chronology, the present age started on 12 August 3114 BC and is to end on 22 December 2012. At that time the Earth as we know it is again to be destroyed by catastrophic earthquakes."  Reading that it’s easy for folks to fall into the notion that "The End is at Hand."  But wait. Before we start hunkering down lets take a look backward and review exactly what did happen around 3,000 BC. Save the image (left) as wallpaper: click on the image and follow instructions. (Created with landscape imaging software..)

Clicxlan: Further Conversations with Harry
A journey to the middle of nowhere leads to the center of the universe.
Part 2 of 2 Parts  by Cork Morris

"However nebulous it might be, a paved road offers certain security to the weary traveler.  It tells us that someone, real and concrete, (with a full-time job) has gone this way before to build the road and remove it's dangers.   As one views a paved road from a hill-top, and watches it wend it's way through the hills and valleys, one can almost see a Picassoish flow to the line...

THE RIVER OF LOST IDENTITY: Phonetics Foiled the Real Name of Llano River by Dale Fry: Originally the name of the Llano River was not "Llano" at all.  Spanish explorers who discovered it called it "Rio de los Chanas -- River of the Chanas-- after the Indians who inhabited its banks, a simple and logica means by which to identify the stream.

by Steve Goodson
As Houston’s small army trundled down the road toward Harrisburg, Santa Anna and his column of 750 men invaded San Felipe on the east bank of the Brazos River. His artillery bombarded the west bank deceiving the small band of Texicans under Captain Moseley Baker into thinking he would attempt to cross the river there. Having learned of the newly formed Texican government retreat from Washington-on-the-Brazos to Harrisburg, Santa Anna determined to catch the revolutionary ringleaders.

The Runaway Scrape
by Steve Goodson
With the fall of the Alamo, the Texicans and their families set out on a retreat before the advance of Santa Anna'a army.  William Travis's pleas for reinforcements from the Alamo did not go unheeded. Texican volunteers answered the call and began to converge on Gonzales. Lieutenant Colonel James C. Neill who had commanded the garrison at San Antonio, left the Alamo on February 11, 1836, to visit his family and help from the Texican government at Washington-on-the-Brazos.

The Electra Monoplane
by David Morrow
About 1911 in the town of Electra my maternal grandfather, Robert B. “Bob” Richardson, built and flew what was probably north Texas’ first airplane. He was born in Philadelphia in 1895 and came with his family from Liber, Oo the newly opened town of Electra in 1907. Created out of the Waggoner Ranch, Elhio, tectra was then a frontier community full of pioneer spirit.

The Legend of the Bluebonnet
as told by Cork Morris
"She sat by herself, watching the dancers. In her lap was a doll made from buckskin. A warrior doll. The eyes, nose and mouth were painted on with the juice of herbs and berries. It wore beaded leggings and a belt of polished bone. On its head were brilliant blue feathers from the jay that flitted among the trees in summer. She loved her doll very much."


"I have discovered a gem of a publication that I want to share with you called Enchanted Rock Magazine. This little jewel is chocked full of Texas history, lore and culture, mined from letters, newspapers and first hand accounts of early Texas settlers. Published by Ira Kennedy, I can highly recommend it! BUY IT!"

Editor, True West Magazine
"Enchanted Rock is truly a fine publication. I don’t often brag on things from Texas, (Okie pride, ya know) but your mag is doing a great job of keeping the West alive. Plus it looks great on the newsstand next to True West. Don’t squat with your spurs on.

Austin Chronicle
"Ira Kennedy and Enchanted Rock are two defining symbols of the Texas Hill Country.  The pink granite mount's rugged beauth has endured for centuries, while Kennedy left a career in the city to pursue a dream in the hills like the pioneer's"