The quiet Devils River may not look like a hub of activity, but scratch the surface and you'll find this region has an amazing amount of history. After all, people have been calling the basin “home” for thousands of years, as you can see from the pictographs that are found throughout the area.

Indigenous peoples, Spanish explorers, ranchers, military outposts, Texas Rangers and outlaws are all part of the Devils River's story.  We encourage you to learn more about this special place. 

Local Resources:

Shumla Archeological Research & Education Center

Whitehead Memorial Museum in Del Rio, TX

Bookshelf:

 Devils River: Treacherous Twin to the Pecos, 1535-1900 by Patrick Dearen

Devils River: Treacherous Twin to the Pecos, 1535-1900 by Patrick Dearen

 Devils River Country by Walter Block

Devils River Country by Walter Block

 The Living Waters of Texas (Sponsored by The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment) Edited by Ken Kramer, Photos by Charles Kruvand

The Living Waters of Texas (Sponsored by The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment) Edited by Ken Kramer, Photos by Charles Kruvand