Sunday, July 15, 2012

Fort Davis before a Storm

We've been blessed lately with some much-needed rains, and the skies can get pretty exciting (and beautiful) right before a storm.  Right now, the desert lands are greening up nicely and that makes traveling in the region a delight.  Pictured here are the officers quarters at Fort Davis National Historic Site, right before a downpour!

One of the best preserved frontier forts in the West, 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.  Now part of the National Parks Service, the Fort continues to restore its buildings and add exhibits, most recently a wonderful exhibit on medical care in the fort's hospital buildings!

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