Military Architecture at Fort Clark: A Guide to the Texas Historic Landmark (Landmarks)
Take a comprehensive tour of Fort Clark, Texas, one of best-preserved districts on the National Register of Historic Places.
Thomas Jefferson recognized that a morsel of genuine history is a thing so rare as to be always valuable. The Fort Clark Historic District, in Kinney County, Texas, is far more than a morsel. It is a full-course buffet of U.S. Army architecture, with more than one hundred well-preserved structures from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, some built to Quartermaster model plans, and many the only remaining examples in the nation. While most other Texas Indian War-era forts are long abandoned and reduced to nothing more than stark chimneys on the prairie, Fort Clark's wide-ranging military architecture has survived virtually unchanged. Author William Haenn surveys the landmark site that represents nearly a century of active service to Texas and the nation.