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Saturday, April 13, 2013

Fort Davis - the fort not the town

Fort Davis is one of the best surviving examples of an Indian Wars' frontier military post in the Southwest. From 1854 to 1891, Fort 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.

It was a one of a string of cavalry forts in Texas primarily to deal with the Comanches.

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