Fort Griffin YRE Event
Shackelford County

04/15/2017

 

 

 
Ed at the entrance which we discovered later was built by the CCC.

Sample of the information on display at the office.

Diorama of the fortís layout.

Information about the fort.
This is interesting.

1936 Centennial Marker

Eagle relief sculpture on the top of the marker.

Reconstructed Mess Hall

Exhibit inside the mess hall.

Footings are all that remain of the First Sargent's Quarters. Put a bed in there and you don't have room to turn around.

Ruins not on the walk route. I would have visited but the longhorn didn't look friendly.

I looked it up later, this was Sutler's store. He traded with the Indians and buffalo hunters.

High wind made Ed hold onto his hat while reading about the reconstructed flag pole.

Flag flying in the center of the parade grounds.

The combination library/church/school was located here.

Ruins of the Administration Building.
Administration building housed the offices of the commanding officer, his adjutant (or assistant) and the post quartermaster.

Site of the Commanding Officer's quarters.

Inside the bakery.

The bakery is the only remaining original building from the Fort days.

Texas flag flying at the scenic overlook.

Memorial of a Fort Griffin Scout

View from the overlook looking north toward the Brazos River.

Just a large Oak Tree and a blooming Yucca.

Reconstructed Powder Magazine

Ed said there was a display of guns inside.

Just these four pistols.

Laundressí tents were located here. It is a long way from the well!

Cottontail hiding in the brush.

Slightly off the walk route is the former cemetery. Marker say bodies were moved to San Antonio when Fort was abandoned, but I'll bet there were unmarked graves that didn't get moved.
One of a kind wildflower. Only one like it that we saw anywhere around.
Historical marker about CCC was a little off the walk route. This is how we found out the entrance was constructed by the CCC.

More CCC information.

Only remaining piece of the actual CCC camp.

Newly aware of CCC involvement we spotted this drainage construction.

Back at the parking lot, I detoured to get a picture of the well.

Carol asked the ranger about the CCC and he told us to drive over to the other part of the park (where the 10K route would have taken us).

This old house is at the entrance to the other section of the park.

We found the CCC built pavilion.

The Wohaw Nature Trail is also part of the 10K route. We decided to see what we might have missed out on.

We passed a CCC built fire pit.

Carol on the nature trail bridge.

View from the bridge.

The trail needs mowing.

Ahhh, a section under the trees without tall grass.

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