This afternoon we toured the National Ranching Heritage Center. The 48 fully furnished and authentic structures ranging from the late 1700s to the early 1950s are located on 16 acres of land. Each structure has a sign telling its history and where it was originally located. A map of Texas on the sign shows that location.
We have included here some of the more interesting buildings.
Jack rabbits make the acreage their home, and we saw them bouncing in and out among the buildings. They are big animals with big pretty eyes.
After we completed our walking tour of the buildings, we drove to McKenzie Park to look for the prairie dog town. We found it. A large area was surrounded by a low brick fence. The fence is more to let people know where they should not go than to keep the little critters in...they hopped up on and down from the wall easily. There is a large crop of babies old enough to be out of their dens.
We got back to Arvy about 4:30. The man who manages the park is going to change Arvy's oil tonight when he gets off work. We are eating in and packing up to move on tomorrow.
We will be leaving Texas and going on into New Mexico. We have enjoyed Texas. We have found lots of interesting things to do and to see.