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Sunday, April 24, 2011
Spring Comes to Fort Davis
Taken yesterday, just out of Fort Davis, at the site of Manuel Musquiz's adobe home, on the way to Alpine on Hwy 118. Though there was some burning across the road, this area is bursting with life. The area is spring green, birds are singing, the cattle happy.
The marker, dated 1936, across the road reads, "Ruins of the ranch home of Manuel Musquiz, a pioneer who settled here in 1854, abandoned due to Indian Raids, the deserted buildings served as a ranger station intermittently, 1880-1882, while the country was being cleared of Indians and bandits."