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Along the Texas forts trail

by B. W. Aston

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Published by University of North Texas Press in Denton, Tex .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Texas
    • Subjects:
    • Fortification -- Texas -- Guidebooks,
    • Historic sites -- Texas -- Guidebooks,
    • Automobile travel -- Texas -- Guidebooks,
    • Trails -- Texas -- Guidebooks,
    • Texas -- Guidebooks,
    • Texas -- History, Local

    • Edition Notes

      Other titlesTexas forts trail
      StatementB. W. Aston and Donathan Taylor ; illustrations by Donathan Taylor.
      ContributionsTaylor, Ira Donathan, 1962-, Richardson, Rupert Norval, 1891-
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsF387 .A86 1997
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxiv, 165 p. :
      Number of Pages165
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL677196M
      ISBN 101574410350
      LC Control Number97023491

      Stop in at Miss Hattie’s, a restored bordello that is a memorial to the ‘working gals’ on Concho Street. Then browse the shops along Concho Avenue. Load up for the short trip to Fort Concho. Enjoy an evening at Fort Concho, one of the most preserved West Texas forts. Life in the late ’s is depicted among its 32 buildings. The Texas Forts Trail Caravan is for all true Texans. When the Forts Trail was founded in by Governor John Connally and the Texas Highway Department (now TXDOT), the governor, his wife, and an entourage of state and regional officials drove the entire + mile trail in .

      There are numerous ghost towns in Texas, especially in the sparsely populated desert areas of the southwest. Menu. Legends of America Exploring history, destinations, people, & legends of this great country since Toyah – Dying Along the Railroad. Texas Forts Trail. Vinegarroon & the Pecos River Railroad Bridge. By , the Indians were conducting large raids against forts and settlements all along the frontier. The Ellison Springs Indian Fight was typical of frontier engagements during the Civil War. On August 8, , a small force of about a dozen troopers intercepted about thirty Indians carrying blankets and bridles for the horses they were.

      Texas Forts Trail. The Texas Forts Trail Region, one of the state's ten heritage trail regions, is comprised of 29 counties in Central West Texas. The “Trail” is a recommended mile driving route within the region that features a Spanish presidio and eight historic frontier forts. The Texas Forts Trail. Photographs by Derrick Birdsall, Text by Kristine Davis. The Texas Forts Trail contains a brief history, memorable events, and notable figures of each fort. You will read about life on the frontier when Comanche raids were feared by all, the Butterfield Overland Mail stage route that stopped at three of the forts, famous soldiers like Robert E. Lee and William .


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Along the Texas forts trail by B. W. Aston Download PDF EPUB FB2

This is a historical account, adventure story, and travel guide all in one. With driving directions, places to eat and sleep, and points of interest along the way, Along the Texas Forts Trail is an indispensable resource for anyone planning on touring one or many of the forts along this historic trail.

After the Mexican War, the federal government established these forts to defend the new 4/4(1). In and around the forts and along the route of the Texas Forts Trail, history is abundant and enduring.

Historian Rupert Richardson first wrote the travel guide of the fort locations for the Texas Highway Department. Aston and Donathan Taylor took the original version and revised and expanded it, giving additional historical information Author: B.

Aston. All you need is a copy of Along Texas Forts Trail, a covered wagon, and a dependable team—uhm, make that a station wagon and a full tank of gas."—R. Stewart Mitchell, Texas Books in Review The task of providing military defense for the Texas Frontier was never an easy one because the territory was claimed by some of the greatest.

Along the Texas Forts Trail - Kindle edition by Aston, B. W., Taylor, Ira Donathon. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, Along the Texas forts trail book taking and highlighting while reading Along the Texas Forts Trail.4/5(1).

Get this from a library. Along Texas Old Forts Trail. [Rupert Norval Richardson] -- Old forts in Texas. A travel guide to the Texas Forts Trail, providing historical background on each of the eight forts along the route, and including information for tourists on independent motels, inns, and restaurants, as well as listings of festivals, specialty shops, and other points of interest.

But to see the real landscape that made Texas cowboys and Texas rangers famous, you’ll have to head down to Texas’ historic Forts Trail. The trail, which stretches roughly from the upper branches of the Brazos River to the northwestern edge of the Hill Country near San Angelo, passes along a part of the state that was once the very frontier.

Scattered across the Texas from the Red River to the Rio Grande, are the remains of a once a formidable military presence on the frontier — Texas’ 19th-century forts. Though the Texas Forts Trail can’t possibly cover the more than four dozen old forts and presidios across the vast Lone Star State, this mile Scenic Byway certainly provides a glimpse into many of these lonely.

In and around the forts and along the route of the Texas Forts Trail, history is abundant and enduring. Historian Rupert Richardson first wrote the travel guide of the fort locations for the Texas Highway Department.

: University of North Texas Press. Central Texas Visit Abilene, the defining city of West Texas, where the frontier spirit is still applied to discovery, development and creativity.

Abilene boasts a central location - just miles west of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex - and is home tofriendly people. After the Republic of Texas was annexed to the United States in lateTexans had high hopes that the federal government would do what the impoverished Republic had been unable to do: subdue the aggressive Indian tribes on the new state's western frontier and open the vast emptiness of West Texas to safe Anglo settlement.

Click to download ?book=Read Along the Texas Forts Trail PDF Online. It also serves as the hub for the entire Texas Forts Trail and houses a regional visitor center.

book a private tour by calling or contacting the Abilene Convention and Visitors Bureau. along with the official Texas Longhorn herd at Fort Griffin State Historic Site and Fort Griffin State Park. Road Trip. Join the 50th Anniversary celebration of the Texas Travel Trails & drive the Texas Forts Trail in the heart of Texas.

Visit 8 frontier forts & the ruins of the largest Spanish fort built in Texas, discover San Angelo, visit Abilene & dig deeper into Texas history & culture.

Come along for one leg of the trip or make the entire journey. Come explore the Texas Forts Trail; seen here in a new coffee table book (published ) featuring the forts seen in this video. Come explore the Texas Forts Trail; seen here in a new coffee.

The Forts of Texas include a number of historical and operational military installations. For over two hundred years, various groups fought over access to or control over the region that is now sion of the region was claimed and disputed by the European powers of Spain and France, and the continental countries of Mexico, the United States, the Republic of Texas, and.

For a free brochure on the Forts Trail through Central Texas, call the Texas Historical Commission at or e-mail a request to [email protected] The official Texas Forts Trail Region Web.

A History of Texas and the Texans (, ), the most widely read history of Texas. His book This Kind of War (, ) is considered the classic military history of the Korean War. He served on the Texas Commission, chaired the Texas Antiquities Committee, and was a trustee of the State History Museum Foundation.

The Texas Forts Trail was the first of the ten trails to be reinstated. The county Forest Trail Region historically is known for people such as the Caddo Indians and Spanish explorer Alonso de Leon.

The region has been called the gateway to Texas, with borders with Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana. The region is named for the four national Focus: Tourism, Economic Development.

At California Trail Interpretive Center in Elko, Nevada, you can step back in time to learn about the old forts that were a welcome oasis for travelers along the California Trail. Many of these historic forts were originally fur trading outposts that offered supplies to trappers, friendly Native American tribes and early pioneers on their trek.

The Texas Forts Trail is a nonprofit organization chartered in which promotes heritage tourism, economic development, and historic preservation. It is one of 10 driving trail regions which make up the award-winning Texas Heritage Trails Program of the Texas Historical driving trail is miles (1, km) : Tourism, Economic Development .The Texas Forts Trail Traveler A Website.

Post to. Cancel. This book (and website) are enough to make you get in your ol’ red pickup truck or fancy sedan and head down the very important and historic Rio Grande Valley Civil War Trail.

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