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Eagle Pass in Maverick County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Fort Duncan Infantry Barracks

 
 
Fort Duncan Infantry Barracks Marker image. Click for full size.
By William F Haenn, June 8, 2012
1. Fort Duncan Infantry Barracks Marker
Inscription. Built about 1868, soon after the U.S. Army's post-Civil War reoccupation of Fort Duncan, this building played a part in aviation history when the first military cross-country flight, from Fort McIntosh in Laredo, landed here in 1911. By 1932 the Army abandoned the post. Six years later the city of Eagle Pass purchased it and leased the barracks to the local council of Boy Scouts. In 1939 the building became the Fort Duncan Country Club and remained as such except during World War II when it was also an officers club for the Eagle Pass Army Air Force Advanced Flying School.
Texas Sesquicentennial 1836-1986.

 
Erected 1986 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1980.)
 
Location. 28° 42.136′ N, 100° 30.315′ W. Marker is in Eagle Pass, Texas, in Maverick County. Marker is on Bliss Street west of South Adams Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 483 Bliss Street, Eagle Pass TX 78852, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Duncan (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Fort Duncan (about 800 feet away).
 
More about this marker.
Fort Duncan Infantry Barracks and marker image. Click for full size.
By William F Haenn, June 8, 2012
2. Fort Duncan Infantry Barracks and marker
The marker is mounted on the front of the burnt out remains of the building.
 
Categories. Air & SpaceForts, CastlesWar, World IIWars, US Indian
 
Fort Duncan Infantry Barracks interior chimney image. Click for full size.
By William F Haenn, June 8, 2012
3. Fort Duncan Infantry Barracks interior chimney
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 8, 2012, by William F Haenn of Fort Clark (Brackettville), Texas. This page has been viewed 356 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 8, 2012, by William F Haenn of Fort Clark (Brackettville), Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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