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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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City Parks

16 parks offer extensive picnic facilities, tennis courts, sports fields, playground equipment, swimming pools, and two 18-ho...

Childress County Heritage Museum

Housed in old post office, displays include industry (cattle, cotton, railroad) exhibits, local Indian artifacts, period-furn...

Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway

Park covers 13,960 acres in one of the state's most scenic regions. Erosion has carved spectacular landscapes at the edge of ...

Producers Livestock Auction Company

Livestock sold here include cattle, sheep and goats, making it one of the largest auctions in the state. ...

Hubbard Creek Lake Fishing Report

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT ACCURATE FISHING REPORTS: This is just to remind you that fishing reports are given with the best inten...