“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Big Bend National Park, Texas

Clickable Map of Brewster County, Texas and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Brewster County, TX (53) Jeff Davis County, TX (25) Pecos County, TX (56) Presidio County, TX (26) Terrell County, TX (7)  BrewsterCounty(53) Brewster County (53)  JeffDavisCounty(25) Jeff Davis County (25)  PecosCounty(56) Pecos County (56)  PresidioCounty(26) Presidio County (26)  TerrellCounty(7) Terrell County (7)
Alpine is the county seat for Brewster County
Big Bend National Park is in Brewster County
      Brewster County (53)  
      Jeff Davis County (25)  
      Pecos County (56)  
      Presidio County (26)  
      Terrell County (7)  
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1Texas (Brewster County), Big Bend National Park — Ancient Swamp CreaturesBig Bend National Park
Tiny horses and hippopotamus-like animals once roamed a more humid Big Bend. For a glimpse into the parks tropical past, take a short trail to the fossil bone display and the overlook beyond.Map (db m95632) HM
2Texas (Brewster County), Big Bend National Park — Boquillas Canyon
The massive cliffs of the Sierra del Carmen appear unyielding, yet the Rio Grande has carved a gorge 1,500 feet deep directly through the escarpment. Boquillas Canyon is so narrow that the entrance is almost invisible at this distance. From the . . . Map (db m54555) HM
3Texas (Brewster County), Big Bend National Park — Chihuahuan DesertBig Bend National Park
Despite a tendency to spiny plants, barren ground, and a variety of reptiles, each desert is distinctive. To recognize the Chihuahuan, shift focus from the broad horizon to the “indicator plants” that characterize this particular . . . Map (db m95631)
4Texas (Brewster County), Big Bend National Park — 994 — Comanche Trail
You are now traveling the Comanche Trail blazed by Comanche Indians, en route from the western plains to Mexico, and traveled later by emigrants and soldiers. It extended south from the Horse Head Crossing of the Pecos by Comanche Springs . . . Map (db m53931) HM
5Texas (Brewster County), Big Bend National Park — Luna's Jacal
Here at the edge of Alamo Creek, Gilberto Luna raised a large family in this small house called a jacal (hah-KAHL). Built from rock, earth, and plant fiber, the dwelling was well adapted to desert conditions: notice a dramatic temperature difference . . . Map (db m53935) HM
6Texas (Brewster County), Big Bend National Park — Rock Art at Hot Springs
When J.O. Langford homesteaded this section in 1909, he was moving into an area that had long been inhabited by native Americans. Walk this trail to view pictograph and petroglyphs created by prehistoric people hundreds or even thousands of years . . . Map (db m53936) HM
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7Texas (Brewster County), Big Bend National Park — Stephen Tyng Mather — July 4, 1867 - Jan. 22, 1930 —
He laid the foundation of the National Park Service. Defining and establishing the policies under which its areas shall be developed and conserved unimpaired for future generations. There will never come an end to the good that he has done.Map (db m60610) HM
8Texas (Brewster County), Big Bend National Park — Terlingua Abaja
This deserted farming village supplied produce for miners and ranchers of the area from 1900 until the 1930's. You are welcome to walk across Terlingua Creek into the heart of the rock and adobe ruins. It is hard to believe that the banks of . . . Map (db m53958) HM
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Nov. 27, 2022