Mission Tejas State Park Land Use Timeline

Hunting and Collecting

Earliest Known Indigenous Settlement

1000 BCE - 1000 CE

Agriculture and Grazing

Caddo Agriculture Begins

800 AD - 1400 AD

Most Intensive Caddo Settlement

1400 - 1850

Mission San Franisco de los Tejas Established

1690 - 1693

Anglo-American Settlers Arrive

1820 - 1913

Lumbering

Southern Pine Lumber Company Purchases Land

1913 - 1933

TFS Practices Logging and Forestry Experimentation

1935 - 1957

TPWD Salvage Logging

1973 - 1974

Recreational and Institutional Use

County Seeks Park Land

1933 - 1934

Civilian Conservation Corps Construct Park

1934 - 1935

Scenic Road Abandoned During This Time

1935 - 1950

Fire Tower Road Removed In this Time

1950 - 1972

Park Transferred to State Parks Board

1957 - 1963

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Takes Over

1963 - 2013

Campsite Planning and Construction

1968 - 1972

CCC Picnic Areas Removed

1968 - 1972

Rice Log Home Relocated to Park

1974 - 1975

CCC Trails Rediscovered

1988 - 1994