This area was the domain of Comanche people who figured in history's most famous case of a white girl captured and reared by Native Americans. Cynthia Ann Parker was taken by Comanches in 1836 and recaptured by white men in 1860. The recapture site, Pease River Battlefield, is marked by a historical marker and is nine miles northeast on F.M. 98. (For more on Cynthia Ann Parker story, see GROESBECK in PRAIRIES AND LAKES.)
Bed-and-breakfasts, hunter's facilities and RV hookups are available. Annual events include Cynthia Ann Parker Days in May and Cowboy Christmas Ball in December.