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Fort Griffin, Texas

Fort Griffin is a fontier Shackelford County community that grew around the military post of the same name, and served as the area trade center in the 1870s and '80s. It was a rough, wild settlement frequented by cavalry troopers, trail-herd cowboys, buffalo hunters, and outlaws. More than 200,000 buffalo hides were shipped from the Fort Griffin. Over a 12-year period, gunfights accounted for 34 public killings. The town declined after the fort was abandoned, and today there are only scattered rural homes on the Brazos River farmlands at the site on U.S. 283 north of Albany.

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Wichita Theatre & Opry House

Built in 1908, this State Historical Landmark is home to an endless variety of quality family entertainment, including live c...

Archer County Historical Museum

Frontier and pioneer items: dishes, pictures, ladies' high-top shoes, dairy and farm implements. Has map of county's historic...

Big Spring Country Club

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 2 days...

Martin County Country Club

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

Muleshoe National Wildlife Refuge

Founded 1935, oldest national wildlife refuge in Texas. Established principally for migratory waterfowl, also home of native ...