|pg. 30 - In 1866 Captain Eugene Millett made one of the first "Drives" from Texas according to Joseph McCoy's "Old Chiholm Trail". Millett's home was near the headwaters of the Geronimo Creek in Guadalupe County.
pg. 51 - The territory around this trading center [Geronimo] has been coveted by settlers since the earliest days, because of its well watered pastures and deep black soil that will grow the most wonderful farm crops and the tallest grass for pastures. It was in 1831 that James Bowie, a hero of the Alamo, surveyed eleven leagues of land on the northeast bank of the Guadalupe embracing the springs called Tio Geronimo, situated within the colony of Green DeWitt. Land of the best quality for labor, without trees, ten varas wide is the Geronimo Creek.
The deed of this eleven leagues grant was issued by Jose Navarro, the Land Commissioner for Green DeWitt. Jose Navarro himself chose land to the east of the Esnauriza grant, stating it was the most perfect in Texas for stock raising and farming.
|pg. 51-52 - Samuel Millett had a farm near the site of Navarro High School [Geronimo]. It was on this farm that Captain Eugene Millett, of Civil War fame, took the first cattle up "The Trail to Kansas". This was in the year 1866 according to Joseph McCoy's "Old Chisholm Trail". . . . it was not until 1869 that Captain Eugene Millett really began to be known as a "Cattle Baron of Texas".
The town of Geronimo existed at the time of the laying of railroad tracks for the Southern Pacific Lines and their files state, "The place is named for a famous Indian Chief, who was in this section in the early day." This may be an error to assume this town was so named, because the deeds for 1831 called the springs "Geronimo". It is reasonable to suppose that the town received its name because of the name of the Creek. The headwaters of the Geronimo Creek are crossed by the Ninty-eighth parallel of Longitude and the early Spanish Land Grant to Mansolo states that "The Big Geronimo" passed through the center of his grant, and that is the ninety-eighth parallel.
pg.52 - As one nears Seguin from the north after passing the town of Geronimo, he must not ignore the region to the east of Highway 123, for this territory has had "layers" of culture of each immigration to the county.