Sponsored by: McCulloch County Historical Commission
The main project focus during 2019-2020 of the McCulloch County Historical Commission (located in Brady) is the surveying/repairing and publicizing/promoting of the county’s 21 state historical markers. The commission is pleased that it will be working with Ledger Bucholz, a local Eagle Scout candidate who has received Boy Scout approval for the clean-up of the Marker 4976 site (known as Soldier’s Water Hole) for his qualifying project. Ledger has developed a plan that he will implement during October in cooperation with the commission. The historical site, a popular local and tourist destination, is badly in need of a general clean-up and some refurbishing. Commemorating the era between between 1850 and 1869, and the clash of cultures there between soldiers, settlers, and Native Americans, the marker is located along Onion Creek, on a site that had been an ancient Indian campground – as evidenced by numerous grinding holes and other artifacts. The historical commission plans to host a 2020 Soldier’s Water Hole event that will further commemorate the poignancy of the inevitable clash of cultures that took place at the site. From Brady, take US 190 East about 5.5 miles. Take CR 422 east 2.5 miles to marker.