Blazing Trails and Chasing Scoundrels: Kathleen K. Gilmore’s contribution to Spanish Colonial Archaeology in Texas and the Relentless Pursuit of Presidio Captain Felipe Rabago y Teran.

Author(s): Tamra Walter

Year: 2017

Summary

No history of Spanish Colonial archaeology in Texas is complete without addressing the accomplishments of Dr. Kathleen K. Gilmore. When reviewing her nearly 50-year career as an archaeologist, one is hard-pressed to find a Texas mission, presidio, rancho, or settlement that Dr. Gilmore did not visit, research, excavate, or write about. Among her most important projects were the missions and presidio of San Xavier in present-day Milam County. While researching the site, Dr. Gilmore became intrigued with the infamous Captain of the presidio, Felipe Rabago, and began to trace his movements from San Xavier to San Saba and eventually to El Canon Missions near what is today Camp Wood, Texas. This paper reflects upon Dr. Gilmore's contibutions and the continuation of her legacy as we look forward to the upcoming excavations at Mission San Lorenzo, in Camp Wood next summer.

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Blazing Trails and Chasing Scoundrels: Kathleen K. Gilmore’s contribution to Spanish Colonial Archaeology in Texas and the Relentless Pursuit of Presidio Captain Felipe Rabago y Teran.. Tamra Walter. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Fort Worth, TX. 2017 ( tDAR id: 435234)

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min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

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PaperId(s): 356