John Heiner - Chief of Interpretation, and travel writer Eva Eldridge, discuss Fort Davis National Historic Site in West Texas. A key post in the defense system of western Texas, Fort Davis played a major role in the history of the Southwest. From 1854 until 1891, troops stationed at the post protected emigrants, freighters, mail coaches, and travelers on the San Antonio-El Paso Road hoping to reach the gold fields of California. Today, Fort Davis is considered one of the best remaining examples of a frontier military post in the American Southwest. It is a vivid reminder of the significant role played by the military in the settlement and development of the western frontier.
This Big Blend Radio interview originally aired on BlogTalkRadio.com on April 28, 2017.
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