Friday, February 11, 2011

Ruins of Mariscal Mine in Big Bend National Park

Before it was a national park, the Big Bend area was where people lived and tried to make a living.  Folks ranched, farmed, were merchants.  One of the region's leading industries was mining. You can visit an abandoned mine on the remote River Road in Big Bend National Park.

To read more about this fascinating place, click here.
To read more about primitive dirt roads in the park, including the River Road, click here.

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