Friday, January 04, 2013

Spend the Morning at Fort Davis: Assembly

What's it like to be a Buffalo Solder in 1870s at Fort Davis? 
10:00 am      One of the Bugle Calls from our "Morning at the Fort" feature at Fort Davis National Historic Site

Soldiers practiced battle formations and marching.
New recruits learned more basic skills.

Says a soldier:  "All right men looking better – you were all in step - you might just make soldiers yet."

11:00 a.m. Recall from Drill

Morning work parties ceased at the sound of this call.

Says a soldier:  "Finally, a break from all that wood choppin’ –
where’s that water barrel – I’m going to find me some shade

Click here to see and hear a typical morning's work at the Fort,
circa 1870s!

Travel Spotlight!

Marfa has a new Visitor Center in the restored WWII - era
U.S.O Building!   Come on in and say "hello" and pick up travel
advice and brochures.  Located on Hwy 67 just south of the
blinking light at Hwy 90 in the center of Marfa!

The City of Marfa is a merketing partner and supporter of our Texas Mountain Trail non-profit organiation.

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