Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Ft Davis Texas Officers Quarters

This is one of the old officer's quarters at Ft. Davis, Texas. Fort Davis is a National Park and one of the best surviving examples of a Southwest military post. The soldiers there protected mail, freight wagons and immigrants during the second half of the 19th century. It lies on the trail between El Paso and San Antonio. After the Fort was closed, many of the homes on the site were rented, but have remained unoccupied and deteriorating for a number of years. The buildings are slowly being restored, though, and it's a fascinating place to visit. Close by in the Davis Mountains is the McDonald Observatory and it's on the way (sorta) to Big Bend National Park. And if you want to see what it's like to be really in the dark and see the stars as our ancestors did - visit the Observatory. The surrounding countryside has "light ordinances" so that civilization doesn't interfere with the telescope's performance. You will see stars like you've never seen them before - especially if you live in the city.
This 8 X 6 Oil on Masonite is available from me for $50.00 or can be found on eBay in a couple weeks. dglincoln@embarqmail.com
2 Peter 1:19 And we have the word of the prophets made more certain, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts

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