|Thursday morning -- East of Terlingua, , Texas|
|Thursday morning -- East of Terlingua, Texas.|
We had heard many people speak of the Ghost Town at Terlingua so we decided to see for ourselves. We discovered that the Ghost town is mostly tourist hype. However, we spent some time at the Terlingua Cemetery where displays highlighted the history of Terlingua.
|Old Terlingua cemetery|
The Chisos Mining Company had an extremely profitable business during World War I in mining the mineral cinnabar from which is derived mercury which was desperately needed during the war. After 1929 the mines were no longer profitable and the town began to fade into oblivion.
|Abandoned buildings in Terlingua ghost-town behind cemetery|
After we left the Ghost Town, we drove southwest toward Lajitas, Texas, where we planned to check in at the visitor center for the Big Bend Ranch State Park -- the Barton Warnock Visitor Center.
|The road to Lajitas.|
|Rock formation near Lajitas, Texas.|
|View across highway from Barton Warnock Visitors Center.|
There is so much to see; so much beauty to behold! We wonder what tomorrow's exploring will hold?