B Adams is on the trail of a mystery. He remembers the story of a restaurant east of Georgetown with an Indian Marker tree on the property. An Indian Marker tree is a tree that was tied down by the Native Americans to mark a watering hole, a campsite or another reason long forgotten. The trees grew sideways, and the ones that remain are mostly giant oaks. The Williamson County Sun ran a story about the tree around 10 years ago, so that sounds like a place for us to start. But he also remembers a name-Rowe Valley, and his Google search turned up a place.
B’s memory may lead to a visit of this rare tree. As the old stories of the Native Americans grow more distant, it is more important than ever that we preserve these memories. I will be visiting the area in the near future to see if the tree still stands.
Send me your stories of the trees you love and let’s keep our natural wonders and the memories of the old people alive.