Surprising fact #1: The Buffalo Soldiers were stationed here.
Surprising fact #2: Colonel Abner Doubleday commanded an all African-American regiment here in 1971. In the Fort McKavett Visitor Center, it cites Doubleday as the inventor of baseball. Oldest Son vehemently rejects this premise!
It was a beautiful, blue sky day for exploring ...
|Youngest Son & Oldest Son were heads down looking for rusty artifacts which had to be returned before we left.|
|Oldest Son exploring Officer Quarters remains and I just like this shot.|
|Oldest Son on top of Fort McKavett - no surprise there.|
|Oldest Son & Youngest Son peering into the soldier homes which were furnished as in the late 1800s. They are looking for the Native American Indian necklace as part of a game to "find the item."|
|Oldest Son & Youngest Son sprinting to spot the single candle holder. Candy Sticks for the winners of "find the item."|
|Oldest Son. American Flag. Thankful.|
|Youngest Son is the white spec at end of wall.|
|Oldest Son on top of Fort McKavett - again.|
|Stopped for lunch in Menard, TX - thought this was quite clever.|