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BALD EAGLE MOUNTAIN. Bald Eagle Mountain, so named because a nest of eagles was discovered there, is located near Ovalo in southeastern Taylor County (at 32°10' N, 99°48' W). Its elevation is 2,276 feet. The soil in the area is a combination of limestone, claystone, and sandstone, and shrubs are the only noticeable vegetation. A dirt path runs up the peak. A gap on one side suggests a former mine.

Paul D. Lack et al., The History of Abilene (Abilene, Texas: McMurry College, 1981). Juanita Daniel Zachry, A History of Rural Taylor County (Burnet, Texas: Nortex, 1980).
Colleen Tedford

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