(200 yards SE)The first of this distinctive type of early man dart point was found by 15-year-old Val Keene Whitacre in 1941, in a caliche quarry on Running Water Draw. In 1944, quarry workers uncovered a fossil bone deposit, which was noted by scientists surveying the geology of the Plains. The next year a team of archeologists from the University of Texas, including Dr. E. H. Sellards and Dr. Alex D. Krieger, excavated the site and found 26 man-made artifacts, including several of the points, in association with the remains of about 100 extinct bison (Bison Taylori), about twice the size of modern species. The long flint point was then named for this site.
|Placed By||State Historical Survey Committee|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, June 20th, 2017 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||14S E 249713 N 3785945|
|Decimal Degrees||34.18448333, -101.71576667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 34° 11.069', W 101° 42.946'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||34° 11' 4.14" N, 101° 42' 56.76" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling South|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 501-533 Joliet St, Plainview TX 79072, US|
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