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Casa Frio

Roadside Chat:

TxDOT is digging into a 19th century history of cattle ranching, outlaws and a freed African American slave’s influence in Denton County. This archeological investigation is part of TxDOT’s planning activities for the reconstruction and widening of FM 455 in the city of Sanger. TxDOT will excavate two archeological sites as part of the preservation outcome. TxDOT wants to hear from the public on additional preservation outcomes – including through educational or outreach activities – that would help tell the story of the people from these sites.

On Juneteenth (June 19, 2020), TxDOT will post a presentation on the findings of this site. Subscribe or check back to receive the virtual pre-recorded webinar and provide your feedback to TxDOT.

In the Field:

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Ongoing Research

Learn more about the innovative research from TxDOT’s archeology team.