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San Angelo, Fort Concho, Caverns of Sonora and Fort McKavett, 1979.

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1979/12/26 - 1979/12/28

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  • 1:00 LAX 発の飛行機で出発。

    1:00 LAX 発の飛行機で出発。

  • Fort Concho, National Historic Landmark.<br /><br />Established in 1867, along the banks of the Concho River, Fort Concho was built to protect frontier settlements, patrol and map the vast West Texas region, and quell hostile threats in the area.<br /><br />Constructed for the most part of native limestone, Fort Concho consisted of at least forty buildings and covered more than 1600 acres.<br /><br />Fort Concho served as regimental headquarters for some of the most famous frontier units like the 4th and 10th Cavalry. Notable military commanders such as Ranald Mackenzie, Benjamin Grierson, and William &#39;Pecos Bill&#39; Shafter commanded here. Elements of all four regiments of the Buffalo Soldiers were stationed at the post during its active period.<br /><br />At full strength Fort Concho supported 400-500 men made up of companies of infantry and troops of cavalry, staff officers and support personnel.<br /><br />In June 1889 the last soldiers marched away from Fort Concho and the fort was deactivated. After almost twenty-two years Fort Concho’s role in the settling of the Texas frontier was over.<br /><br />Today, Fort Concho National Historic Landmark encompasses most of the former army post and includes twenty-four original and restored fort structures. The old frontier army post is now a historic preservation project and museum which is owned and operated by the City of San Angelo, Texas.

    Fort Concho, National Historic Landmark.

    Established in 1867, along the banks of the Concho River, Fort Concho was built to protect frontier settlements, patrol and map the vast West Texas region, and quell hostile threats in the area.

    Constructed for the most part of native limestone, Fort Concho consisted of at least forty buildings and covered more than 1600 acres.

    Fort Concho served as regimental headquarters for some of the most famous frontier units like the 4th and 10th Cavalry. Notable military commanders such as Ranald Mackenzie, Benjamin Grierson, and William 'Pecos Bill' Shafter commanded here. Elements of all four regiments of the Buffalo Soldiers were stationed at the post during its active period.

    At full strength Fort Concho supported 400-500 men made up of companies of infantry and troops of cavalry, staff officers and support personnel.

    In June 1889 the last soldiers marched away from Fort Concho and the fort was deactivated. After almost twenty-two years Fort Concho’s role in the settling of the Texas frontier was over.

    Today, Fort Concho National Historic Landmark encompasses most of the former army post and includes twenty-four original and restored fort structures. The old frontier army post is now a historic preservation project and museum which is owned and operated by the City of San Angelo, Texas.

  • Fort Concho, National Historic Landmark.<br />https://fortconcho.com/

    Fort Concho, National Historic Landmark.
    https://fortconcho.com/

  • San Angelo Railway Station.

    San Angelo Railway Station.

  • Railway Station.

    Railway Station.

  • San Angelo から南へ1時間ほどのドライブで,Caverns of Sonora.<br />http://cavernsofsonora.com/

    San Angelo から南へ1時間ほどのドライブで,Caverns of Sonora.
    http://cavernsofsonora.com/

  • History<br /><br />The Mayfield family began its ranching operations in Sonora Texas around the turn of the 20th Century. An opening in the rocks was found in the southern part of the ranch when a dog chased a raccoon into this 20-inch opening. Locals began exploring the cave sometime in the early 20’s. They could go back about 500 feet from the entrance to a fifty-foot deep pit. This section of the Cave was eventually known as Mayfield Cave. Labor day weekend, 1955, the discovery of a lifetime took place on the Mayfield Ranch near the town of Sonora, Texas. Two weeks prior to that weekend, three speleologists, Bob Crisman, Bart Crisman and James Estes from Abilene, Texas were exploring another well-known cave in Sutton County. They exited the cave around three p.m. and headed to the Mayfield Ranch to take a look at a cave known as Mayfield Cave. They entered the cave and eventually made their way to a large room with a deep pit blocking further progress. High on the other side of this pit were seemingly inaccessible passages that continued, but pressed for time, they left the cave. <br /><br />This story was told to other cavers. Labor day weekend, Danny Sheffield, Jack Allen, Claude Head and Jack Prince crossed a narrow, sloping ledge, high on top of the right hand side of the big pit, and reached the passages on the other side. Stories of bizarre formations and untold beauty began circulating among members of the caving community.<br /><br />Jack Burch, a caver from Oklahoma saw the cavern for the first time in 1956. He began to see human impact in the caverns in places where there shouldn’t have been any damage. His vision was to develop the cavern to stop this destruction and preserve the cavern for future generations. Development started in 1959. The Caverns of Sonora was opened to the public July 16, 1960.

    History

    The Mayfield family began its ranching operations in Sonora Texas around the turn of the 20th Century. An opening in the rocks was found in the southern part of the ranch when a dog chased a raccoon into this 20-inch opening. Locals began exploring the cave sometime in the early 20’s. They could go back about 500 feet from the entrance to a fifty-foot deep pit. This section of the Cave was eventually known as Mayfield Cave. Labor day weekend, 1955, the discovery of a lifetime took place on the Mayfield Ranch near the town of Sonora, Texas. Two weeks prior to that weekend, three speleologists, Bob Crisman, Bart Crisman and James Estes from Abilene, Texas were exploring another well-known cave in Sutton County. They exited the cave around three p.m. and headed to the Mayfield Ranch to take a look at a cave known as Mayfield Cave. They entered the cave and eventually made their way to a large room with a deep pit blocking further progress. High on the other side of this pit were seemingly inaccessible passages that continued, but pressed for time, they left the cave.

    This story was told to other cavers. Labor day weekend, Danny Sheffield, Jack Allen, Claude Head and Jack Prince crossed a narrow, sloping ledge, high on top of the right hand side of the big pit, and reached the passages on the other side. Stories of bizarre formations and untold beauty began circulating among members of the caving community.

    Jack Burch, a caver from Oklahoma saw the cavern for the first time in 1956. He began to see human impact in the caverns in places where there shouldn’t have been any damage. His vision was to develop the cavern to stop this destruction and preserve the cavern for future generations. Development started in 1959. The Caverns of Sonora was opened to the public July 16, 1960.

  • Tour Information<br /><br />Visitors of the Caverns of Sonora have the rare opportunity to experience a living and highly decorated cave up close and personal. All tours are expertly guided through crystal corridors 155 feet below the surface. Know before you go:<br /><br />Cave Temperature- 72F/22C and 98% humidity. (Feels like 85F/29C) We are a WARM cave. No need for sweaters or jackets!<br /><br />Stair Steps-Approximately 360 We recommend wearing a comfortable walking shoe.<br /><br />Bring your camera!<br /><br />Since we are a formation rich cave, please know that speleothems are very close to and even overhang into the walking trails. We require your help in protecting the cave by taking NOTHING inside other than your camera. All camera bags, purses, backpacks and fanny packs are not permitted inside the cave. Food, drinks, gum, and tobacco products are prohibited.<br /><br />Due to the sensitive nature of this cave, animals are not allowed into the cave system but we do provide free, onsite kennels.

    Tour Information

    Visitors of the Caverns of Sonora have the rare opportunity to experience a living and highly decorated cave up close and personal. All tours are expertly guided through crystal corridors 155 feet below the surface. Know before you go:

    Cave Temperature- 72F/22C and 98% humidity. (Feels like 85F/29C) We are a WARM cave. No need for sweaters or jackets!

    Stair Steps-Approximately 360 We recommend wearing a comfortable walking shoe.

    Bring your camera!

    Since we are a formation rich cave, please know that speleothems are very close to and even overhang into the walking trails. We require your help in protecting the cave by taking NOTHING inside other than your camera. All camera bags, purses, backpacks and fanny packs are not permitted inside the cave. Food, drinks, gum, and tobacco products are prohibited.

    Due to the sensitive nature of this cave, animals are not allowed into the cave system but we do provide free, onsite kennels.

  • Caverns of Sonora<br />1711 PR 4468<br />P.O. Box 1196 <br />Sonora, Texas 76950 <br />Phone: (325) 387-3105 or (325) 387-6507<br />Fax: (325) 387-6508<br /><br />GPS Location:<br />N- 30º33.297&#39;<br />W-100º48.733&#39;

    Caverns of Sonora
    1711 PR 4468
    P.O. Box 1196
    Sonora, Texas 76950
    Phone: (325) 387-3105 or (325) 387-6507
    Fax: (325) 387-6508

    GPS Location:
    N- 30º33.297'
    W-100º48.733'

  • Caverns of Sonoraの次にFort McKavett State Historic Siteに行きました。<br />San Amgeloの南東にあります。<br /><br />Standing atop a windswept remote hill, the remains of a 150-year-old West Texas fort beckon curious visitors to the site that is now considered one of the best preserved and most intact examples of a Texas Indian Wars (1850?1875) military post. Take in the spectacular Hill Country vistas and experience the history of early West Texas life through the real stories of the infantrymen, Buffalo Soldiers, women, and children who lived at what Gen. William T. Sherman once described as &quot;the prettiest post in Texas.&quot;<br /><br />Restored structures include the officers’ quarters, barracks, hospital, school house, dead house, sink, and post headquarters. In addition, there are ruins of several buildings, most notably the commanding officer’s quarters, which burned in 1941, and the barracks along the north side of the parade ground, which once was the longest building west of the Mississippi River.

    Caverns of Sonoraの次にFort McKavett State Historic Siteに行きました。
    San Amgeloの南東にあります。

    Standing atop a windswept remote hill, the remains of a 150-year-old West Texas fort beckon curious visitors to the site that is now considered one of the best preserved and most intact examples of a Texas Indian Wars (1850?1875) military post. Take in the spectacular Hill Country vistas and experience the history of early West Texas life through the real stories of the infantrymen, Buffalo Soldiers, women, and children who lived at what Gen. William T. Sherman once described as "the prettiest post in Texas."

    Restored structures include the officers’ quarters, barracks, hospital, school house, dead house, sink, and post headquarters. In addition, there are ruins of several buildings, most notably the commanding officer’s quarters, which burned in 1941, and the barracks along the north side of the parade ground, which once was the longest building west of the Mississippi River.

  • Fort McKavett History<br />In March 1852, the 8th U.S. Infantry established Fort McKavett to protect West Texas settlers and serve as a rest stop for California-bound immigrants. In 1859, Fort McKavett was abandoned due to a decline in warfare with Native Americans as a result of the establishment of reservations in Texas and immigrants using a more southerly route to California. <br /><br />In 1868, the Army reopened Fort McKavett as a military post when hostilities between local Comanche Indians and the settlers increased after the Civil War. From 1868 to 1883, Fort McKavett served as a major supply depot providing food and provisions for most of the military campaigns, scientific and mapping explorations and other forts in West Texas. <br /><br />By 1875, hostilities in the area had been resolved, resulting in the mandatory relocation of Native Americans to reservations in Oklahoma, and Fort McKavett was finally abandoned by Company D of the 16th Infantry Regiment in 1883. Soon after the Army left, settlers began to move into the vacant buildings and the town of Fort McKavett was born, with the last residents moving out of the original buildings in 1973.<br /><br />Fort McKavett was designated a state historic site on May 17, 1968 to help preserve its important role in history for the enjoyment of present and future generations.

    Fort McKavett History
    In March 1852, the 8th U.S. Infantry established Fort McKavett to protect West Texas settlers and serve as a rest stop for California-bound immigrants. In 1859, Fort McKavett was abandoned due to a decline in warfare with Native Americans as a result of the establishment of reservations in Texas and immigrants using a more southerly route to California.

    In 1868, the Army reopened Fort McKavett as a military post when hostilities between local Comanche Indians and the settlers increased after the Civil War. From 1868 to 1883, Fort McKavett served as a major supply depot providing food and provisions for most of the military campaigns, scientific and mapping explorations and other forts in West Texas.

    By 1875, hostilities in the area had been resolved, resulting in the mandatory relocation of Native Americans to reservations in Oklahoma, and Fort McKavett was finally abandoned by Company D of the 16th Infantry Regiment in 1883. Soon after the Army left, settlers began to move into the vacant buildings and the town of Fort McKavett was born, with the last residents moving out of the original buildings in 1973.

    Fort McKavett was designated a state historic site on May 17, 1968 to help preserve its important role in history for the enjoyment of present and future generations.

  • Fort McKavett was home to soldiers from all four of the famous Buffalo Soldier regiments. Many of these African American soldiers used the educational and financial opportunities given to them by the Army to become successful businessmen after their service.<br />Sgt. Emanuel Stance of the 9th Cavalry received the first Medal of Honor awarded to an African American soldier after the Civil War for his service at Fort McKavett.<br />Women were employed by the Army at Fort McKavett as laundresses. It was common for a woman to do the laundry of 19 men for $1 per soldier a month, including housing and food. Although it was difficult work, these women made $19 or more a month while an Army private made $13.<br />Under direction of the Fort McKavett surgeon, Army personnel at the fort became the first weathermen in the area by keeping records of temperatures and rainfall at the post.<br />Fort McKavett’s structures are considered among the most well-preserved of the Texas frontier forts.

    Fort McKavett was home to soldiers from all four of the famous Buffalo Soldier regiments. Many of these African American soldiers used the educational and financial opportunities given to them by the Army to become successful businessmen after their service.
    Sgt. Emanuel Stance of the 9th Cavalry received the first Medal of Honor awarded to an African American soldier after the Civil War for his service at Fort McKavett.
    Women were employed by the Army at Fort McKavett as laundresses. It was common for a woman to do the laundry of 19 men for $1 per soldier a month, including housing and food. Although it was difficult work, these women made $19 or more a month while an Army private made $13.
    Under direction of the Fort McKavett surgeon, Army personnel at the fort became the first weathermen in the area by keeping records of temperatures and rainfall at the post.
    Fort McKavett’s structures are considered among the most well-preserved of the Texas frontier forts.

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  • サンアンジェロ空港。

    サンアンジェロ空港。

    サンアンジェロ空港 マシスフィールド (SJT) 空港

  • のどかな空港です。

    のどかな空港です。

  • たぶん,San Angelo.

    たぶん,San Angelo.

  • たぶん,San Angelo.

    たぶん,San Angelo.

  • ここで乗り換えました。

    ここで乗り換えました。

    アルバカーキ国際空港 (ABQ) 空港

  • 以下、絵葉書です。<br />FISH TAILS - Translucent Formations<br />CRISTAL PALACE<br />CAVERNS OF SONORA<br />Just off U. S. Highway 290<br />SONORA, TEXAS<br />

    以下、絵葉書です。
    FISH TAILS - Translucent Formations
    CRISTAL PALACE
    CAVERNS OF SONORA
    Just off U. S. Highway 290
    SONORA, TEXAS

  • THE INDIAN HEADDRESS<br />Caverns of Sonora<br />Located 8 miles west of Sonora, Texas, just off I.H. 10 (US 290). Just above your head in the center of the trail is &quot;The Indian Headdress, so named because of its many colors and feather of fringe-like lace on bottom edge.<br />

    THE INDIAN HEADDRESS
    Caverns of Sonora
    Located 8 miles west of Sonora, Texas, just off I.H. 10 (US 290). Just above your head in the center of the trail is "The Indian Headdress, so named because of its many colors and feather of fringe-like lace on bottom edge.

  • THE BUTTERFLY<br />Caverns of Sonora<br />The Butterfly in the Caverns of Sonora is the only transparent drapery of its type in the world. Here, nature has sculptured in stone all of the delicate beauty and perfect detail of a living butterfly. The caverns are located off I.H. 10 (US 290), 8 miles west of Sonora, Texas.<br />

    THE BUTTERFLY
    Caverns of Sonora
    The Butterfly in the Caverns of Sonora is the only transparent drapery of its type in the world. Here, nature has sculptured in stone all of the delicate beauty and perfect detail of a living butterfly. The caverns are located off I.H. 10 (US 290), 8 miles west of Sonora, Texas.

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