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Study Butte, Texas

Study Butte is in the wild, harsh region of the Big Bend and civilization came slowly. Rich deposits of mercury were discovered here about 1900, and the mining town of Study Butte (Stew-dy Beaut) came into being around the Big Bend Cinnabar Mine, managed by Will Study. But fame and progress, elusive as the quicksilver itself, faded as the mine became less and less profitable and was closed in the early 1940s. Today a few families live among old stone and adobe structures. Visitors pause to absorb silent impressions of a colorful past, and occasional rockhounds search tailing heaps for fragments of cinnabar, agate, and other colorful rocks.

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Mccamey Country Club

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

Concordia Cemetery

Historic cemetery and landmark. The cemetery is divided into five parts, including the actual "Boot Hill." Gunfighter John We...

Medallion Home

City's oldest existing structure; first built about five miles south of town on the four-section claim of W.H. Seastrunk in 1...

El Paso/Juarez Tours

An easy and fun way to cross the border to shop and sightsee in Juárez, Mexico, is by El Paso/Juárez Trolley. Air-conditioned...

Million Barrel Museum

The Million Barrel Museum was built in 1928 as oil-storage facility. When operational, the tank stored a million barrels of c...