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Fort Duncan

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Limpia Cottage, on the side of Sleeping Lion Mountain, 915-426-3237, 800-662-5517

Line Shack Texas, Cemetery Road, 915-426-3097

Neill Doll Museum Bed & Breakfast, Court Street,

915-426-3969 or 426-3838

Paradise Mountain Ranch Bed & Breakfast, located on a working ranch 15 miles west of Fort Davis on Highway 166, 915-426-3737, 800-648-9162.

Veranda Country Inn Bed & Breakfast, Court Street,

1 block west of the courthouse, 915-426-2233.

Historic adobe inn.

Veranda Country Inn Carriage House, 1 block west of courthouse, 915-426-2233. Located behind the inn's gardens.

Wayside Inn Bed & Breakfast, NW of downtown at the base of Sleeping Lion Mountain, 915-4263535,800-582-7510.

FORTDUNCAN

Fort Duncan, located on the east side of the Rio Grande just above Eagle Pass, was established on March 27, 1849, by Captain

Sidney Burank, and occupied by three companies of the First U.

S. Infantry Regiment. During the Civil War the post was occupied by Confederate troops of the Frontier Regiment. Federal troops reoccupied the post in 1868. It remained under military authority until 1916. Its primary purpose was to protect the trade crossing into Mexico and travelers along the road to El Paso. It was taken over by the city in 1935, and today many restored stone buildings form the center of a municipal park and country club. The old headquarters serves as a museum. For additional information call

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Fort Chadborne

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Fort Chadbourne•57TOURIST INFORMATION(Whe n possible please call to be sure these services are still available.)Albany (915/ 762-2525)Chamber of Commerce, P. O . Box 185, Albany, TX 76430Population:2,040Points of-,at:Shackelford County CourtHouse, built in 1883-84The squareOld Jail Art Center, on Second Street one block east of the the courthouse, permanent exhibits include works of Giacomo Manzu, John Marin, CharlesUmlauf, Louise Nevelson, Henry Moore, AmedeoModigliani, Pablo Picasso, and examples of Chinese art from the Han, Wei, Sui, Tang and Ming Dynasties. Housed in a restored county jail (c. 1878).Open Tuesday-Saturday from 10-5, Sunday from2-5.Ledbetter Picket House, 700 Railroad Street, restored frontier dog-run cabin built of slender upright poles (pickets), with rustic period furnishings.Open daily from 8-5.Matthews Memorial Presbyterian Church, built in1898 and housing one of the finest pipe organs inWest TexasOld MKT Depot, Central and Main Streets, serves as chamber of commerce office, community center and exhibit area for local handicrafts. Open weekdays.

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FORT RICHARDSON

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Richardson

The northernmost fort of the line to be established was Fort Richardson, located near Jacksboro on US Highway 281, 62 miles northwest of Fort Worth.

Jacksboro and Jack County were named after two Texas Revolutionary patriots, brothers William H. and Patrick C. Jack. The brothers were from a family of patriots. Their grandfather, Captain James Jack of Mecklenburg, North Carolina, was one of the signers of the famous Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence during the American Revolution. Their father, Patrick Jack, a prominent lawyer in Wilkes County, Georgia, was an officer in the War of 1812. The Jack brothers both graduated from the University of Georgia with law degrees, and shortly afterward headed for Texas. William arrived in San Felipe in 1830, and was joined by Patrick in 1832. Patrick was arrested with William B. Travis at Anahuac in 1832; William was with Sam Houston at San Jacinto.

After the war, Patrick served in the Texas House and as District Judge of the Sixth District. William served as Secretary of State under Burnet in 1836, and served terms in both the Texas House and Senate. The brothers died of yellow fever in 1844.

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Additional Forts

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Additional forts in Texas that are not on the designated Texas Forts Trail but that will be of interest:

FORT BLISS

Fort Bliss, located in El Paso, is a U. S. Army post established in 1848 as defense against hostile Indians and to assert U. S. authority over lands acquired after the Mexican War. Headquarters for Confederate forces in the Southwest during the Civil War, it was later a refitting post for military efforts against Apache chief Geronimo. Today it is used as a U. S. Army Air Defense Center and for combat training for allied nations.

Fort Bliss Replica Museum is located at Pleasanton Road and Sheridan Drive, Building 600. The museum has a replica of the adobe buildings of Fort Bliss. A walk through the buildings takes you on a history tour of the fort from 1848 to 1948. Open daily 9–4:30.

Closed Christmas, New Year’s, Easter and Thanksgiving. For additional information call 915-568-4518.

El Paso

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