Gallery: Fort Leaton, Presidio, TX

Ben Leaton built a fortified adobe trading post known as Fort Leaton in 1848. In 1936, the Texas Centennial Commission placed a marker at the site. – Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Interpretive Guide to Fort Leaton State Historic Site Fort Leaton State Historic Park Self-Guided Walking Tour Interpretive Guide to State Parks of the […]

Gallery: Fort Davis National Historic Site

“From 1854 to 1891, Fort Davis was strategically located to protect emigrants, mail coaches, and freight wagons on the Trans-Pecos portion of the San Antonio-El Paso Road and on the Chihuahua Trail,” according to National Park Service’s Fort Davis website. Ongoing restoration and preservation projects have kept Fort Davis “one of the best surviving examples […]

Gallery: Lost Mine Trail in Big Bend National Park

Hiking the Lost Mine Trail was an excellent introduction to the Chisos Mountains in Big Bend National Park. The trail was by no means crowded. But, there was far more traffic than on most trails in Big Bend Ranch State Park where I’ve done most of my Big Bend hiking. I passed a about 20 […]

Gage Hotel added to National Register of Historic Places

Marathon’s Gage Hotel has been added to the National Register of Historic Places. While the property is 90 years old, it has been well maintained and tastefully updated to offer guests an oasis of laid-back luxury with quality accommodations, food, and amenities amid miles and miles of unspoiled stunningly beautiful Texas landscape. Ideally situated in […]

New Big Bend Hiking Trail Being Built

BIG BEND NATIONAL PARK, TEXAS – Future park visitors will have another opportunity to get up, get out and enjoy the wide-open spaces of Big Bend when work is completed on a new hiking trail next year. The Lone Mountain Trail will circumnavigate the base of Lone Mountain, an imposing feature just north of park […]

Book Review– Quicksilver: Terlingua and the Chisos Mining Company

Terlingua is an eclectic Texas ghost town, situated between Big Bend National Park and Big Bend Ranch State Park, known for its eclectic roadside attractions and chili cookoffs. Many of the century-old buildings that comprised the town are still standing. Some as undisturbed ruins, and some, like the Perry Mansion, have been restored as hotels, […]


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