Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Fort Davis' Pioneer Cemetery

Many travelers are intrigued by the historical marker on the outskirts of Fort Davis, on the road to Alpine, and the sign that says, "Pioneer Cemetery."  If you stop, and walk down the narrow sidewalk, between privately held property and a "Beware of Dog" sign, you'll be treated to an interesting old cemetery used from the 1870s to 1914.  The headstones are beautiful.  Some of them are hidden by high swathes of grass, thanks to this summer's plentiful rains.  Others are enclosed by iron fences and gates.  Visiting this place is one of those small adventures that are common in the region.  Enjoy!

Double-click on the photo to read the historical marker--it tells a couple of great stories!

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