The Years B.D. (Before Daisy...Before Digital) travel blog

Sign – Welcome to Alpine in the Alps of Texas

Sign – Howdy. Welcome to Alpine

Historic District - Methodist Church, 1925

Historic District - Sunshine House, 1891

Historic District - First Baptist Church, 1916

Historic District - Rail Car

Sul Ross - Entrance to Campus

Sul Ross - Wildenthal Memorial Library

Sul Ross - Morelock Academic Building and Marshall Auditorium

Sul Ross - Lawrence Hall - Museum of the Big Bend

Sul Ross - Lawrence Hall and Garden

Sul Ross - Glenda Alexander

Sul Ross - Hilda Cerday of Wichita, Kansas

Sul Ross - Sculpture 'Between Broncs' by Garland Weeks

Sul Ross - View of Alpine from Campus


This morning Bert left early to drive back to Kerrville. Hilda and I went sightseeing around Alpine in my little motorhome. Alpine is a pretty little city. It is situated at the edge of the great Chihuahuan desert between Big Bend National Park and the Davis Mountains, at the center of the greater Big Bend region. It is the county seat of Brewster County, the largest county in Texas. Its altitude of 4,600 feet keep summer temperatures moderate. 

Sul Ross State University was established in 1923 as a small teachers college and has grown into a university with an outstanding reputation for excellence. For more than 70 years the Museum of the Big Bend, on the Sul Ross campus, has been collecting and exhibiting artifacts of the Big Bend region. Its goal is to showcase the human history and culture reflected through the contributions of the Native Americans, the Spanish, the Mexicans and the Americans. There is a lovely view of Alpine from the campus.

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