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Apr 20, 2014 - Ft. Davis NHS

Fort Davis was established on the eastern side of the Davis Mountains, in a box canyon near Limpia Creek, where wood, water, and grass were plentiful. A key post in the defense of west Texas, Fort Davis played a major role in the history of the Southwest. From 1854 until 1891, troops stationed at the post protected emigrants, freighters, mail coaches, and travelers on the San Antonio-El Paso Road. Fort Davis, like Fort Stockton, became a Confederate States of America fort during the Civil War, and re-occupied by the US Army in 1867. The...

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2014 RV Adventure

Nov 1, 2009 - Leaving Texas

After 2 1/2 weeks in Texas, we headed north toward New Mexico. We had a beautiful drive through the Davis Mountains of West Texas. Our first stop was at a little bakery in the town of Davis. There are no Dunkin Donut shops every 1/4 mile like in MA, but we did find a small bakery that made great donuts. Just out of town, we made a stop an another historical place, Fort Davis. I do like the way we have preserved our past. Fort Davis was a military base used from 1854 to 1891 and was on the road from San Antonio to El Paso. The soldiers...

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Apr 6, 2008 - Fort Davis National Historic Site, TX

Fort Davis National Historic Site, TX This is one of the best remaining examples in the Southwest of an Indian Wars’ frontier military post. It was a key post in the defense system of west Texas. From 1854-1891, troops stationed at the fort protected the emigrants on the way to California, freight haulers, mail coaches and travelers on the San Antonio-El Paso Road. The soldiers fought against the Comanche and Apache. Many of the adobe buildings are well furnished. The site is in a beautiful setting and a very interesting stop.

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Jan 21, 2008 - Fort Davis, Texas

Inbetween parks, we stopped in to visit Dave's Uncle CH in Sierra Blanca and then headed to Fort Davis and the McDonald Observatory...this is all sounding familiar...did I already do this entry? Signing off to check as it's late and my mind is blurry.

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May 5, 2007 - Fort Davis

After getting settled at our site at Davis Mountains State Park, we drove into Fort Davis to take care of some business. The library was closed but had their internet connection information posted on their front door. So we sat outside and worked on Stephan's upcoming travel arrangements. We also stopped in town to enjoy a cappuccino and make some phone calls. Internet and cell phone coverage are not options at our camp site. We then stopped in to tour the Fort Davis National Historic Site. As you can imagine, after gold was discovered in...

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Rau Ramblings

Nov 19, 2003 - Fort Davis National Historic Site

From the CDRI I continued to the Fort Davis National Historic Site. Late in the afternoon, I went to the very pretty Davis Mountains State Park to spend the night. My campsite was on the bank of a creek. Fort Davis was a key post in the defense system of western Texas. From 1854 until 1891, troops stationed at the post protected immigrants, freighters, mail coaches and travelers on the San Antonio-El Paso Road. It is considered one of the best remaining examples of a frontier military post in the American Southwest. Named for Secretary of...

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