Monday, March 21, 2011

Fort Stockton Texas March 17 2011

We stopped for the night in Fort Stockton and were surprised at what the little town with a population of approximately 8,000 had to offer.

Molly and I went to take a picture of Paisano Pete - 11 feet tall and 22 feet long he is the world's largest roadrunner.

We found a very nice Visitor Information Center which was constructed in 1911. Originally the building was the train depot for the Kansas City, Mexico and Orient Railroad..
We also found a self guided driving tour of some of the historical buildings in town. It was well done and very interesting.

This is the historic Old Jail which was built in 1877.
Saint Joseph's Catholic Church. The first services at this church were held in 1872.

This is the oldest house in Fort Stockton believed to have been built in 1855 to serve as quarters for the civilian merchant J.D. Holiday. During the Civil War the building was used as shelter for travellers and stage coach passengers on the San Antonio/El Paso Trails.

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