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A stage station was briefly established at the Tanks in the late 1850s.
The first permanent historic occupation was the Escontrias ranch, established in 1898 and operating until 1956.
For some 10,000 years, Hueco Tanks has attracted people who visited and camped around the rock hills, and left traces that archeologists can interpret.
The water sources, plants, and animals in and near the Tanks made the area an oasis in the desert.
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It is currently in development, so there’s no final version yet.In another area, leaf succulents were harvested from patches where they thrived, and roasted in bulk in rock-lined pits.Almost all of the items used by prehistoric groups during this time were obtained in or near the Hueco Bolson, but pottery reached them through an interregional trade network that involved groups to the north and northwest, and to a limited extent, Mexico.The hills have been a recreation spot for at least 100 years.In 1939, artist Forrest Kirkland noted that "Flint flakes and pot sherds are plentiful throughout the entire area but artifacts [complete objects] of all kinds are extremely scarce now." A number of artifacts were carried away by visitors before property was conveyed to the state of Texas in 1969.