in a Pecan Shell
The Fort, which was built in the early 20th Century housed troops
that were used to protect the border from raids by Mexican rebel leader
/ bandit Francisco “Pancho” Villa and various sub-groups of bandits
that were allied with his forces.
The fort was closed after WWI
but many of the barracks remain intact. The site is also considered
to have witnessed the last fight between U.S. soldiers and Apache
forces, For that reason, a 1936 Centennial marker was placed here.
In This Vicinity
June 12, 1880
The Apaches made their last stand
when Four Pueblo Indian Scouts of
General Benj. H. Grierson, U.S.A.
fought and defeated 20
Erected by the State of Texas 1936
in its purpose to preserve historic, endangered and vanishing Texas,
asks that anyone wishing to share their local history and vintage/historic
photos, please contact