Jerry is right.
San Pedro is the Devils River.
Painted Caves is in Castle Canyon (Virginia Creek), the next canyon west over
the hill from the Devils. The 1849 road from San Antonio used to pass just in
front of the caves, then Hwy 90, and now it’s all flooded. I excavated there in
the late 1950s, and Tom Meador published a great article on the history of the
site in the Texas Caver probably in the 60s. Site 48VV7, the Castle Canyon
Site, shown on all the early historic maps as Painted Caves.
> On Sep 18, 2016, at 10:55 PM, via Texascavers <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> The Painted Caves were actually inundated by Lake Amistad in 1968. They were
> a popular stopping point for travelers on the old trail from Fort Clark to El
> Paso. Not very long but of historic interest.
> Jerry Atkinson.
> Sent from my iPhone
> On Sep 18, 2016, at 8:05 PM, Mike Flannigan via Texascavers
> <email@example.com> wrote:
>> Here is an 1857 reference to a cave:
>> Click on the map and look at the Langtry area
>> where the "Painted Caves" are noted on the map.
>> I believe the cave location shown is incorrect. I think
>> the caves are on the Pecos river a little east of Langtry,
>> but I could be wrong.
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