Marker Text: 50 yards southwest stands a small rock house built in 1881 by settler Meliton Morales (1837-1924).
Born in Mexico, Morales was kidnapped by Indians as a youth and spent 9 years in captivity.
Moved to Texas in 1855. Came here from Duval County in 1874, bringing 200 Spanish goats and 2,000 sheep to start ranching.
He and wife Ramona (Pena) had 9 children. He served on jury of first court convened after organization of county. He and wife are buried on the Manuel Morales Ranch in Schleicher County, near Kimble County Line.
Descendants own this land. (1970)
Location: from Junction, take IH-10W about 4 miles, then go north on FM 2291 5.8 miles
Marker No: 3467
Aluminum 18 x 28 Subject Marker