Under a neat, white stucco sheath, the Hudspeth County Courthouse is the Southwest's only in-use government structure made of adobe. It's a popular snapshot subject. A replica of old Fort Hancock, the last fort built to protect against Native Americans (1882-95), is displayed. 109 Millican.
In the 1882 Southern Pacific Depot building, exhibits include railroad memorabilia, Native American artifacts and county history. It also houses offices of the local historical society. Open 1-3 p.m. Wed. and by appointment. Free. 241 W. El Paso St.
Flat ranching areas are edged by mountains. Profuse stands of giant yuccas grow 15 to 20 feet high. These desert "forests" are most spectacular in March and April when each stalk is topped by a huge cluster of white blossoms. Take F.M. 1111 north 43 miles to U.S. 62/180.
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