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PAYNES WATERHOLE. Paynes Waterhole is in Payne Canyon on Adobe Walls Draw three miles southeast of Hen Egg Mountain in southwestern Brewster County (at 29°25' N, 103°34' W). It is named for Monroe Payne, the son of a Seminole scout, who built a home there. Payne was taken hostage along with his boss, merchant Jesse Deemer, in the Glenn Spring raid in 1916. The two were eventually rescued by an American military force that crossed into Mexico in pursuit of the raiders.


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"PAYNES WATERHOLE," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 29, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.