It is fascinating to drive through Big Bend National Park. Along every mile and around each turn there are interesting mountains and stone formations to enjoy.
Tiny horses and hippopotamus-like animals once roamed a more humid Big Bend. A display of fossil bones provides a glimpse into the past.
|At the top of the ridge two tourists look into the valley beyond|
where fossils were discovered.
In the foreground are the displays of fossil bones.
|Area where fossils have been unearthed.|
|Another view on the road toward Persimmon Gap.|
|View along road toward the Stillwell Store.|
A short distance outside the north entrance to Big Bend National Park is the Stillwell Store and RV Park founded by Hallie and Roy Stillwell and still preserving their heritage.
|The Stillwell Store|
Hallie Crawford Stillwell helped settle West Texas' most formidable land, the Big Bend, in the early 20th century. She fought drought, disease, the depression, and desperadoes! “Tough,” she says, “You had to be tough to survive!” To preserve her ranching legacy and pioneering spirit, Hallie’s Hall of Fame Museum was built in 1991.
|The Hallie Crawford Stillwell Museum|