Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Fort Davis National Historic Site

One of the things we like best about Fort Davis National Historic Site is that it takes ZERO imagination to put yourself back in time.  The setting, the beautifully restored buildings, the bugle calls contribute to feeling you're really back in the 1800s.

The site's website says this: 
"Fort Davis is one of the best surviving examples of an Indian Wars' frontier military post in the Southwest. From 1854 to 1891, Fort Davis was strategically located to protect emigrants, mail coaches, and freight wagons on the Trans-Pecos portion of the San Antonio-El Paso Road and on the Chihuahua Trail."
You can read more at:  www.nps.gov/foda

One of the site's current projects is to restore the fort's hospital.  "Park staff, along with the Friends of Fort Davis National Historic Site and local volunteers, are currently restoring and refurnishing portions of the 1876 Post Hospital. When completed the Post Hospital at Fort Davis will be the first such 19th Century structure built as a hospital in the National Park Service to be restored."

When you're in the Fort Davis area, plan to visit this wonderful place!

1 comment:

d said...

One of my favorite West Texas places.