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Fort Phantom Hill


category : Forts
Established 1851 to protect frontier from Indians, the post suffered a series of hardships; was abandoned in 1854. Historians say desertions were frequent due to monotony and loneliness. The fort burned shortly after abandonment; chimneys and foundations are principal remainders along with the stone commissary, guardhouse, and powder magazine.


Address: Site offers interpretive signs. 10 miles north via F.M. 600

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