"The Fleming Oak" Comanche Things to Do Tip by Stephen-KarenConn

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  The Fleming Oak
by Stephen-KarenConn
  • The Fleming Oak - Comanche
      The Fleming Oak
    by Stephen-KarenConn
  • Fleming Oak Historical Marker - Comanche
      Fleming Oak Historical Marker
    by Stephen-KarenConn

The historic Fleming Oak casts its shade over Bicentennial Park in downtown Comanche, Texas.

A historical marker beside the tree says: "Camped here in 1854 with his father, young Martin V. Fleming hid behind this tree and saved himself when hostile Indians rode through the grove. Years later paving contractors started to cut the Oak, but were stopped by "Uncle Mart" with his gun."

However, the historical marker may not be true. A local man told me "This story represents a wild misunderstanding of actual events. Uncle Mart actually threatened the highway crew with his "Number Tens," referring to the size of his boots and not to a shotgun gauge. No gun was involved in the incident."

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  • Updated Feb 1, 2010
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