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Don't Mess with "Prehistoric" Texas? Prehistoric, Megalithic Construction in the Lone Star State....Page 55

by Chris Parker, s8int.com, 2007

The Rock wall at Rockwall.
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It would seem that even in “prehistoric” times, things were done in a big way in Texas. In several instances it’s clear that messing with Texas back in the day would have required dealing with a megalithic wall some twenty miles long and with whomever was behind it.

One of the most frequently linked articles on s8int.com (along with the section on giants) is an article about an ancient, largely buried 20 mile long (3.5 miles x 5.6 miles) wall near Rockwall Texas. In fact that wall, initially discovered around 1852, is the reason Rockwall, Texas is called Rockwall, Texas.

Mainstream archaeologists mostly consider the wall to be a natural formation.

If it is a man made wall, and not simply a natural feature, who in the world built it? It’s obviously not of recent construction—it was largely buried which along with its weathering would suggest that it is of great age.

Also of note, the “technology” required for its construction seems to be above that typically associated with the Native Americans or for that matter the earlier, technologically superior mound builders, who are a mystery all to themselves. It seems clear that a simple hunting and gathering society would not have had the time or excess manpower needed to build such a megalithic structure.

A 1907 New York Times article entitled “Digging for Buried City” reported that Mr. J.E. Hess was excavating around the wall in hopes of locating a buried city. He reported that the wall is made up of regularly sized and shaped native sandstone slabs- and that the wall was buried to a depth of about three feet, and that it was known to be approximately 40 feet high.

1925 New Headline.
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In 1925 in contravention of the “experts” who had come and examined the wall and proclaimed it to simply be a natural sandstone formation, according to a New York Times article, a Dr. Lena James, believing otherwise, discovered several triangular, monogrammed stones which had been placed into the wall.

Dr. James discovered these stones at a depth of 50 feet. Her discovery at least temporarily reawakened interest in the wall and hope that a prehistoric city might be found in RockWall, Texas.

The rock wall in Rockwall will no doubt continue to be a mystery, but early newspaper accounts make it clear that it wasn’t the only unknown, mysterious, buried, megalithic structure in Texas.

Prehistoric Ruins; A Wall 20 Miles Long and Almost as Massive as the Chinese Wall

The above was the title on an April 23, 1893 article reprinted in the Los Angeles Times from the St. Louis Republic. According to the article, a massive mostly buried wall was found near Milano, Texas, only 150 miles distant from Rockwall, Texas.

The article began:

“A Texas correspondent writes to one of the scientific departments of the government of a strangely interesting prehistoric wall discovered on the frontier of the Lone Star State. This marvelous ruin surpasses in interest all the other wonderful remains hitherto found of the people who one inhabited the whole Mexican plateau and attained a high state of civilization.

1893 Headline. Click and drag photo to resize.

It passes though Milano and has a total length of about 20 miles. It is built of solid masonry, ten to fifteen feet high and as many feet thick. Its height and thickness are thus almost as great as the Chinese Wall on the North of China. The direction is Northeast and Southwest.

It is for the most part underground and that is one of the curious things that puzzle those wise men who are supposed to know about prehistoric remains It is undoubtedly very old.”

The writer goes on to suggest that the 20 mile long wall might have only been the “gigantic foundations” of a much larger structure which had been eventually pulled down by invading enemies or by time.

It is also mentioned in the 1893 article that a huge megalithic temple had also been found on a nearby hill which had been supported by 200 or more “lofty pillars”, some of which remained at that time.

Inside the temple were according to the article many statues of idols, all curiously marked aswell as the bones of large animals (many of them petrified) including reptiles. It was speculated that human and animal sacrifices took place at the temple.

Returning to the wall, there was reported to have been an eight foot section of it containing numerous inscriptions. Near the wall were iron smelting furnaces.

Quoting again from the article:

“An enormous amount of labor and materials must have been required for its construction if built above ground on the same gigantic plan as the foundation. Although there were toward a million people then living in that vicinity; the work must have extended over a considerable period of time”.

Curiously, there seems to be precious little additional information in the way of news or sceintific items or photos available concerning the Milano Wall or the megalithic temple, even from te local historical society. If the wall was truly of the size and thickness reported it surely must be a noticeable feature of the area. One would also have expected some follow-up from the archaeological community, no?

Such seems to be the fate of certain archeological anomalies. What choice do conventional archaeologists have other wih respect to this artifact other than to 1) call it a natural feature 2) claim that the Native Americans built it or 3) Ignore it?

Even the Aztecs and the Incas who had built few large edifices this far north would have been hard pressed to build a 20 mile long ten to fifteen feet high and thick masonry wall.

So who built it?

Prehistoric Habitation in the Lone Star State

The Los Angeles times reports that in 1909, a Mr. Ward, searching for the perhaps mythical Los Alemegros Mines did discover traces of gold, silver, copper and lead near Abilene, Texas.

Along with the discovery of the various ores, Mr. ward found a prehistoric building at a depth of twenty feet. A solid stone or adobe wall was intially discovered and then an entire large building rising to twelve feet in height was discovered.

The discoverers believed that they had found the remains of a prehistoric city. The relics taken out of the building were thought to at least date back to the time of the Aztecs.

See also:The Rockwall at Rockwall,Texas

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