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Fort Davis National Historic Site, Texas

Robert Marshall Utley

Fort Davis National Historic Site, Texas

by Robert Marshall Utley

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Published by [U.S. Dept. of the Interior, National Park Service] in Washington .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Fort Davis (Tex.)
    • Subjects:
    • Apache Indians -- Wars.,
    • Comanche Indians -- Wars.,
    • Fort Davis (Tex.)

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby Robert M. Utley.
      SeriesNational Park Service historical handbook series, no. 38
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsF394.F63 U8
      The Physical Object
      Pagination62 p.
      Number of Pages62
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5965538M
      LC Control Number65062576
      OCLC/WorldCa484399

      Fort Davis National Historic Site Est. in - deactivated in This was the main Fort that garrisoned troops that patrolled the border from El Paso to San Antonio. The post was abandoned during the Civil War and re-occupied by troops of the 9th Cavalry. Museum. The National Park Service's corporate interests and decision-making processes often reinforce the role of local interests except in the rare cases of congressional intervention. A close look at the political environment of Fort Davis National Historic Site, Texas, illustrates these by: 1.

      You’re invited to join NPCA in an evening celebration at one of our star national parks, Fort Davis National Historic Site. Come to West Texas to hear youth volunteers share their park stories, attend a screening of "The National Parks of Texas: In Contact with Beauty" and enjoy an evening lantern tour of the park. Fort Davis National Historic Site. Fort Davis. In companies from the Eighth U.S. infantry established this fort, named after Secretary of War (and future Confederate president) Jefferson Davis, to protect the San-Antonio-El Paso road from the Kiowa, Comanche, and Apache tribes.

        It’s home to Davis Mountains State Park, the Chihuahuan Desert Research Center, Fort Davis National Historic Site and the McDonald Observatory. Indian Lodge, located inside the state park, is the only hotel owned and operated by the state of Texas. With white adobe walls and natural landscaping, the property offers plenty of rustic charm. But. To get there from I (to the north) take the Texas 17 South exit at Balmorhea, following it approximately 32 miles, through Toyahvale and on south to Fort Davis. Get around See. 1 Fort Davis National Historic Site, ☏ +1 On the north side of town.


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Fort Davis National Historic Site, Texas by Robert Marshall Utley Download PDF EPUB FB2

Fort Davis is one of the best surviving examples of an Indian Wars' frontier military post in the Southwest. From toFort 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.

Read More. Special Events Home. Hotels near Fort Davis National Historic Site: ( mi) The Stone Village Tourist Camp ( mi) Harvard Hotel ( mi) The Hotel Limpia ( mi) Fort Davis Drug Store and Hotel ( mi) Prude Ranch; View all hotels near Fort Davis National Historic Site on Tripadvisor/5().

Fort Davis National Historic Site is a United States National Historic Site located in the unincorporated community of Fort Davis, Jeff Davis County, d within Fort Davis National Historic Site Davis Mountains of West Texas, the historic site was established in to protect one of the best remaining examples of a United States Army fort in the southwestern United ect: Lt.

Col. Wesley Merritt. FORT DAVIS National Historic Site. the center is Capt. Frank D. Baldwin. Custer (Little Bighorn) Battlefield National Monument, Mont. Peace Comes to West Texas. AT THE HEIGHT OF THE CAMPAIGN against Victorio in the summer ofGeneral Ord had created the District of the Bravo out of the southern half of Grierson's District of the Pecos.

The Fort Davis National Historic Site Park Folks are doing an outstanding job with this old Fort. It was a pleasure to visit this historic place, Thank You. We have been to other forts, but we were very impressed by the restoration done at Ft Davis/5().

Visitor Centers Fort Davis Chamber of Commerce Memorial Square #4 Fort Davis, TX Phone:() or () Things to Do Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center & Botanical Gardens.

Fort Davis National Historic Site. University of Texas McDonald Observatory. The Fort Davis Historical Society was organized and incorporated in for the purpose of preserving the 19th century frontier Fort for which the town is named, and the history of Far West Texas.

Inthe Fort became a National Historic Site and the Society expanded its activities to include the Overland Trail Museum, the Pioneer Cemetery. 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 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.

° view of the Fort Leaton exterior. ° view of the Fort Leaton adobe walls. Fort Leaton is day use only and offers picnicking areas, guided tours, plus exhibits on the history from 15th century, natural history, and archaeological history of the area.

The site serves for historical study. Fort Davis is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Jeff Davis County, Texas, United population was 1, at the census, up from 1, at the census.

It is the county seat of Jeff Davis County. It was the site of Fort Davis, established in on the San Antonio–El Paso Road through west Texas and named after Jefferson Davis, County: Jeff Davis. Fort Davis National Historic Site P.O. Box Fort Davis, Texas ext. Compiled and edited by Kathy Weiser/Legends of America, updated February Also See: Victorio- Fighting for Ancestral Lands.

San Antonio-El Paso Road. Texas Forts. Butterfield’s Overland Mail. Source: National Park Service. Get this from a library. Final environmental impact statement, general management plan: Fort Davis National Historic Site, Texas. [United States.

National Park Service.]. FORT DAVIS NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE. For $3 you can get a textbook’s worth of history lessons as you spend a few hours roaming the grounds of this restored frontier fort.

Address: State Street, Fort Davis, TX Historic hotel with 44 rooms and suites on the Square in downtown Fort Davis. Fantastic Swimming Pool. Restaurant serving dinner all week except Wednesday from pm to 9pm. Visit our Facebook page.

Website: Phone: () Toll Free: Fort Davis Drug Store and Hotel is rated "Very Good" by our guests. Take a look through our photo library, read reviews from real guests and book now with our Price Guarantee. We’ll even let you know about secret offers and sales when you sign up to our emails/10().

overview of Fort Davis National Historic Site in Fort Davis, West Texas The volcanic Davis Mountains--the most extensive mountain range in Texas--and this historic fort and appear like a mirage after driving a while through the Author: Carole Terwilliger Meyers.

Soldiers also provided protection for wagon trains and mail coaches traveling on the San Antonio-El Paso Road. But by the Indian Wars in West Texas had ended, and Fort Davis was ordered abandoned by the army.

Seventy years later, inthe fort was authorized as a national historic site, a unit of the National Park Service. Fort Davis National Historic Site A wealth of information on the fort, Buffalo Soldiers, and history of the fort written by military historian Robert Utley.

There are also resources for children and information on travel and events. Fort Davis is a sleepy little town that shuts down around 8 pm.

South Gate Lodges are in an excellent location to the main part of town. Wifi was great and we were able to stream movies without a problem/10(21).

Texas; Fort Stockton; Fort Davis Fort Davis; Plan your trip. ( km) from Fort Davis National Historic Site and within 3 mi (5 km) We totally enjoyed our stay and will book again when we are in the area.

The rooms are spacious and everything fits the period and the mood. It is located in the heart of Ft. Davis and next door is an /5(52).

Get this from a library! Final environmental impact statement, general management plan: Fort Davis National Historic Site, Texas. [United States. National Park Service.;].Fort Davis National Historic Site is a popular dog friendly hike in Fort Davis, TX.

Visit BringFido for an overview of the trail, along with pictures, directions, and Location: Lt Flipper Dr, Fort Davis, TX, US, Located in mile-high Fort Davis, the Veranda Inn offers accommodations in a unique historic setting.

Built inthe Veranda is the oldest hotel in West Texas. This distinctive adobe building, with 2′ thick walls and 12′ high ceilings, has ten rooms and suites furnished in period antiques and collectibles.