Thursday, June 07, 2012

Exploring the history of Big Bend National Park

All over Big Bend National Park, visitors can see remnants of early life in the area.  Our photo today comes from Lee Towns, the Director of our partner organization along the Gulf Coast, the Texas Independence Trail.  Taking a trip to Houston or the communities in that region?  Consult them!
But even city-dwellers like folks from Houston head to our region to experience the frontier. 

Big Bend National Park's website says this about the historical settlement of the area:

"Ranches, villages, trading posts and cavalry camps all existed in the Big Bend in the century prior to the park's establishment. A number of historic districts within the park protect the tangible evidence of human history in this region; elsewhere solitary ruins, graves or camps mark the spots where history was made."   Read more here.

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