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Monday, February 7, 2011

From Dusk till Dawn at Caddo Mounds

By Jennifer L. Price, Caddo Mounds site manager

At dusk, the burial mound (right background) at Caddo Mounds State Historic Site is enhanced with diminishing rays of shimmering sunlight just before a quiet, calm evening settles across the site.

During the night, wildlife is abundant at Caddo Mounds. These white-tailed bucks are admired by both nature enthusiasts and hunters alike. Deer hunting, however, is not allowed on state property, so when deer are present they are protected by law.

At dawn, the burial mound at Caddo Mounds comes alive in bright color as a new day begins.

Caddo Mounds State Historic Site is located outside Alto, Texas, 26 miles west of Nacogdoches. The site is part of the lush Pineywoods landscape of the Texas Forest Trail Region.

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