Thursday, February 23, 2012

200 Miles to El Paso. 400 Miles to San Antonio. The Old Road.

An original stretch of the old San Antonio-El Paso road (also the Butterfield Overland Stage Route) still exists at Fort Davis National Historic Site.  Standing on the road, it is easy to imagine life when traveling through the west was arduous.  Imagine walking the route, or traveling by horseback, wagon or stagecoach.  Want to read more?  Check out this great handout for schoolkids on the road.

Imagining life at the Fort?  We've got a web special....pages you can visit throughout the day to relive the life of a soldier from the 1870s-1880s.  Start here.

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