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Lost Pines of Texas

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Bastrop State Park (entrance), Loop 150 & SH 21, Bastrop, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 30° 0' 31.5", -97° 9' 35.8992"
    Texas State
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    Located 80 miles west of the main pine belt of Texas, these trees probably were once part of vast, prehistoric pine forests. As land areas gradually rose, possibly due to glacier activity, most of the forests moved east. Ideal local conditions have kept the Lost Pines intact. One of the first records of the trees was made in 1807 by Zebulon Pike, explorer for whom Pike's Peak was named. In the 19th century, these loblolly pines supported the county's main industry. Local lumber was shipped by riverboat and ox-wagon to points all over Texas. (1969)

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

Lost Pines of Texas Historical Marker Location Map, Bastrop, Texas