Saturday, March 29, 2014

Historical Marker Stop: Musquiz Ranch

On Hwy 118 between Fort Davis and Alpine, there's a lovely place with a historical marker that's worth a stop.  Here's the ruin of the ranch of Manuel Musquiz, a pioneer who settled here in 1854. The marker itself dates back to 1936, and a statewide effort to preserve history in honor of the 100th anniversary of Texas' independence from Mexico.
 The marker states that the location was abandoned due to Indian raids, and served as Ranger Station intermittently between 1880 and 1882.

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