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The Easter Fires

  Texas Historical Markers
Fredericksburg, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 30° 14' 3.21385999992", -98° 50' 18.32323999992"
    Texas State
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    Blazing on the hills around Fredericksburg each Easter Eve, combined with a local pageant, these fires recall an old tale. In March 1847, when Comanches and whites signed a major peace treaty, the Indians lighted huge signal fires on these hills. To calm her children's fears, one mother-- recalling Easter fires in her native Germany-- told them the smoke came from pots in which the Easter Bunny was dying eggs with flowers. As the tale spread and pioneers kindled the fires in each year of peace with the Indians, the local yearly celebration arose.

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

The Easter Fires Historical Marker Location Map, Fredericksburg, Texas