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FORT HOLLAND, TEXAS

Texas Ghost Town
Presidio County, West Texas

West of Valentine, Texas
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Presidio County Texas - Fort Holland  Apache 1936 Centennial Marker Text
Apache Centennial Marker
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, October 2010
History in a Pecan Shell

The Fort, which was built in the early 20th Century housed troops that were used to protect the border from raids by Mexican rebel leader / bandit Francisco “Pancho” Villa and various sub-groups of bandits that were allied with his forces.

The fort was closed after WWI but many of the barracks remain intact. The site is also considered to have witnessed the last fight between U.S. soldiers and Apache forces, For that reason, a 1936 Centennial marker was placed here.
Presidio County Texas - Fort Holland  Apache 1936 Centennial Marker
"The Centennial Marker was set right in the middle of the fort."
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, October 2010
More Texas Centennial Markers
Centennial Marker Text

In This Vicinity
June 12, 1880
The Apaches made their last stand
in Presidio County
when Four Pueblo Indian Scouts of
General Benj. H. Grierson, U.S.A.
fought and defeated 20
Apache warriors.

Erected by the State of Texas 1936

Fort Holland, Texas
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