Town and nearby lake named for
Karankawa Indian legend of a brave who bested his rival
by crossing the lake and returning with an eagle for an
Indian maiden. today noted as duck and goose hunting
area. During annual migratory waterfowl hunting season,
hunters bag thousands at nearby hunting clubs. Area
produces abundant rice harvests that exceed a million
bushels a annually.
Attwater Prairie Chicken Refuge
Sanctuary for Attwater, or coastal,
prairie chicken covers 3,000 acres near San Bernard
River. Rate of decline in bird population exceeded that
of whooping cranes through the middle years of this
century. Recently established refuge has won support of
landowners and conservationists in saving prairie
chickens that once numbered hundreds of thousands. tours
may be arranged by contacting Eagle Lake Chamber of
Prairie Edge Museum -
Features exhibits dedicated to the
collecting and preserving of natural history and cultural
traditions in Colorado county. Open Sat., Sun. 2 - 5 p.m.
408 East main Street.