The details of the history of the Rosebud meteorite are somewhat obscure. It was presented to the University of Texas by Captain J. W. Waters on May 11, 1915, and accepted by Dr. F. W. Simonds on behalf of the Department of Geology. According to a news item appearing in the Austin Statesman on May 11, 1915, the meteorite was seen to fall from the sky about 8 years previously and was afterwards plowed up by a field hand on Captain Waters’ plantation. Its weight was given as 125 pounds. On making inquiry in the vicinity of Rosebud it was learned that the meteorite was fairly well known in the neighborhood and at one time had been used as a hitching stone in front of a drug store in Rosebud.

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