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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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Winkler County Golf Course

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

White-Pool House Museum

Built in 1887, the White-Pool House Museum is the oldest structure of importance in Odessa, Texas. Built by Charles and Lucy ...

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...

Historic Fort Stockton

Typical frontier military post established 1858 as Camp Stockton; abandoned in 1886. Fort consisted of 35 buildings made of a...