If you are attending any of the statewide Butterfield Overland Mail sesquicentennial festivities, don't miss Fort Davis.
This small mountain community has the longest unpaved stretch of the stagecoach route, used a year after the Butterfield company started their transcontinental mail delivery.
Pictured here are the officers quarters at the Fort Davis National Historic Site, built after the Butterfield stages came rambling through the region. Plan also to visit Fort Davis' Overland Trail museum for artifacts from this fascinating mountain community.
For information on Butterfield events statewide, visit: www.texasmountaintrail.com/butterfield