Saturday, February 19, 2011

Take a Walk in the Barracks of a Frontier Fort: Fort Davis National Historic Site

The National Park Service website has this to say about Fort Davis:  "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."

Touring Fort Davis National Historic Site today, you fet a very real feel of what it was like to live and work at the fort.  A tour of the barracks is a highlight, as is hearing the reveille on the parade grounds.  It takes very little imagination to put yourself back to that era.

We thank the Texas Historical Commission and Randy Mallory for making this photo available~

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