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.
In original Southern Pacific Depot building in 1882, which served both Southern Pacific and Texas & Pacific railroads, exhibits include railroad memorabilia, Native American artifacts and county history. It also houses offices of the local historical society. Open 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Wed. Free. 915/9...
Take F.M. 1111 north 43 miles to U.S. 62/180. Generally flat ranching areas are edged by mountains on the horizon. 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.
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