Caesar High School - 1913-14|
courtesy Bee County Historical Society
a Pecan Shell
man named Peter Wolfe chose this part of Texas to
settle in sometime before 1876. It was thereafter called Wolfe’s Neighborhood
until a post office was applied for in the early 1900s.
Peevy submitted a list of names from his Bible and told the post office to pick
one. They chose Caesar and the post office opened in 1903.
By 1914 Caesar had a population of just 15 with the store, post office and a church.
Area children attended the Caesar School. The town failed to develop –
even after the discovery of gas and oil. Landowners preferred things to remain
the way they were – and so has it been.
The post office closed sometime
in the 1930s and all that’s left today are the images seen here.
Pullin-Livingston Cemetery >
"Indian Scout Tree" >
“This is all that remains of Caesar. The Pullin-Livingston Cemetery sits
in brush at the intersection of FM798 & FM 2985. It's taken over by the brush
seen in one of the photos. I did not have snake Leggings or a Machete that day
or I might have ventured in to find it. It was still visible from the road in
the 1970's, as I recall." - Will
"About 1-2 miles ESE of the former town site sits a big oak just
off FM 798 on the north side of the road. This tree, called the "Indian Scout
Tree", witnessed the last Indian Battle in Bee County.
My dad ran cattle
for several years on the place with the Fox family. Mr. Fox described the battle
occurring to the SE of the tree in open terrain with scattered oaks. The scout
who had been in the tree was one of the survivors of the battle.” - Will
Bee County Postal map showing Caesar|
Bee County near Karnes County line)
Courtesy Texas General Land Office
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