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We said our goodbyes to Frances and Joe early and got on our way about 7:30 AM. It was foggy for quite a while.
By the time we got to our destination of Alpine, Texas we were up to 4514 feet.
We found the Lost Alaskan RV Park easily and got set up.
Fort Davis is currently run by the National Park Service. In the 1850's the location was an important stop for travelers and wagon trains making their way out to California and the Gold Rush along the San Antonio - El Paso Road on the Chihuahua Trail.
The Visitor Center was set up in the barracks which had been restored. We watched a short video that was narrated by Kareem Abdul Jabar.
A lot of buildings at Fort Davis have been restored although many on the grounds just have the foundations showing.
The grounds really stretch out over a large area so we had a good hike getting around to see all the buildings.
Fort Davis was named for Secretary of War Jefferson Davis and was closed in 1891 when the government consolidated its frontier forts. It was authorized as a National Historic Site in 1961 and restoration has been ongoing ever since. If you get the chance to see it, you may agree Fort Davis is "one of the best examples of an Indian wars frontier military posts". Having just been at Fort Clark, we think it gives you a very good glimpse into the past.
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