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History of Fort Davis, Texas

Robert Wooster

History of Fort Davis, Texas

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Published by Division of History, Southwest Cultural Resources Center, Southwest Region, National Park Service, Dept. of the Interior in Santa Fe, N.M .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • National parks and reserves -- Texas,
  • Fort Davis (Tex.) -- History

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Robert Wooster.
    SeriesSouthwest Cultural Resources Center professional papers -- no. 34.
    ContributionsSouthwest Cultural Resources Center. Division of History.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationv, 412 p. :
    Number of Pages412
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17660397M

    Have you ever run across any other information about it!? But the soldiers had a History of Fort Davis record, discipline was excellent, and the number of courts-martial for drunkenness, a common problem at frontier forts, was lower than for comparable white units. The telescopes and visitor center are located on Mounts Locke and Fowlkes. And in Texas, the army had to position its troops not only to face Indians from the west and north, but to protect the international border with Mexico.

    When the burros were replaced by wagons, the traders History of Fort Davis the burros run loose. They enlisted for five years, coming to the army from many different occupations: farmer, teamster, baker, waiter and painter, among others. The proud black troops built and renovated dozens of forts, strung thousands of miles of telegraph lines, and escorted wagon trains, stagecoaches, railroad trains, cattle herds, railroad crews and surveying parties. Do you know where this gas station in the Davis Mountains was? They recovered thousands of head of stolen livestock for civilians, brought dozens of horse thieves to justice, and pursued Indian raiders, often having to stay on the move for months at a time. And in the fort was designated a National Historic Site Pictures of fort If the Big Bang excites the stardust in your veins, then on to the University of Texas' McDonald Observatory and the history of the universe.

    By this time the town History of Fort Davis an estimated 2, inhabitants, three lawyers, a milliner, two saloons, two churches, gristmills and cotton gins, and a weekly newspaper called the Apache Rocket. Simmons died inbefore his plan could be realized, but in September Fort Davis National Historic Site came into being; the acre site was formally dedicated in April Originally, trade between the US and Mexico was conducted by traders using the burros as pack animals to carry the trade goods. During times when the rest of Texas is broiling, flooding or experiencing other natural weather phenomena, this little town and the surrounding countryside are cool, dry and peaceful.


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History of Fort Davis, Texas by Robert Wooster Download PDF Ebook

Over time, a chronic shortage of mounted troops heightened the army's difficulties in meeting an increasing variety of assignments.

Fort Davis National Historic Site

A few years later the Chihuahuan Desert Research Institute, headquartered in Alpine, opened an arboretum on a acre tract of land on State Highway just southeast of Fort Davis. Click to enlarge. Following the Civil War, reports of escalating Indian depredations finally convinced military History of Fort Davis to take action.

Previously, idealistic policy-makers had assumed that expansion would occur from east to west, in a gradual, predictable process. Simmons died inbefore his plan could be realized, but in September Fort Davis National Historic Site Texas book into being; the acre site was formally dedicated in April General William Texas book Worth, shown at the battle of Bishops Palace during the Mexican War, was soon to become the first commander of what later became the military Department of Texas.

The fact is Fort Davis is pure Texas, as genuine as the working cattle ranches on the outskirts of town, as unpretentious as the adobe homes and ocotillo fences of its neighborhoods.

The photo which was in my grandmother's photo album belongs to my cousin who was planning a trip out that way in mid-September and doesn't recall the address or the highway. Two miles out of town, you feel like a time warp has sent you back to the days of yesteryear.

Photo courtesy Mike Price Charlotte Thurman, an alert reader from Midland, Texas immediately recognized what we do here at Texas Escapes and sent us some photos of a lonely building out in Jeff Davis County in Jeff Davis County most of the buildings are lonely.

So come visit and wind down a little, refresh yourself and relax in Fort Davis—West Texas at its finest! Courtesy David Rumsey Map Collection. Following the war, however, most engagements stemmed from routine scouts, sent to interdict likely avenues of approach or widely used trails or waterholes.

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A recent attempt at extracting silver at Texas book site was not successful. Indian trails leading southward to Mexico intersected the El Paso road, however, and Apache and Comanche raiders preyed on travelers until the Civil War. Baylor 's Confederate cavalry forces in April Successful officers developed methods through personal observation, by trial and error, by word of mouth, or by individual ingenuity rather than through recognized army doctrine.

Davis, the reconstruction governor, was probably the single most hated man in Texas at the time.

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Caitlyn showed them how to wash clothes "pioneer-style" in a washtub with lye soap and hang them out to dry. Fort Davis, Jeff Davis County and the Davis Mountains are reminiscent of an earlier old west Texas—a Texas before minute commutes, History of Fort Davis jams, chain stores and graffiti-scrawled walls.

In reality, Texas forts were too far apart and garrisons too small to adequately patrol the vast Lone Star state. When the burros were Texas book by wagons, the traders let the burros run loose.

Thousands of migrants and, later, mail and freight wagons avoiding the snows and mountainous terrain of northerly routes pushed their way west over southern History of Fort Davis.

General Persifor Smith oversaw construction of eight Texas forts during the s. Our schools—elementary, pre-K through grade 6, and secondary, grades 7 through 12—are uncrowded.

Although members of several garrisons Texas book their way to the safety of New Mexico, the Indian territory, Kansas, or were evacuated from coastal ports, nearly four hundred troops from stations west of San Antonio were forced to surrender to state authorities.

Texas State Historical Association, Austin. In the 's the mining area of nearby Terlingua was producing the most cinnabar the source of mercury in the country. In practice, the War Department had never fully implemented these plans.

No story of the Texas heritage can be complete without telling the role its forts played in making that heritage possible.

Texas' declaration of secession in early caught federal military officials off guard. Families disembark their wagons for a welcome rest at Fort Concho. To shield these vital lines, Fort Bliss, first established inwas reactivated five years later. Fort Davis Per the Lone Star State’s unofficial anthem, the stars at night are indeed big and bright in the heart of Texas, and one of the best places to.

The federal government declared the fort ruins a National Historic Site in The National Park Service has since restored and preserved the fort.

Mountain park. Inthe Texas State Legislature directed the State Parks Board to investigate the Davis Mountains region as a major park destination. There are many sights to see in and around Fort Davis, Texas. The only problem is having time to see them all!

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