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The park is open 24-7, with many activities for every age. Explore the 7 original buildings of the fort. Activities include, historical study, camping, hiking, biking and much more. 10 miles of trails to bike ride and enjoy. Guided tours available. Much to do in Jacksboro which is also the home of the state 4-H program. A park which is much more than a park, including a new swimming pool right off the hiking trail.
The Quanah Acme & Pacific Railroad Museum was opened in 1910 for passengers. In the 80's the Historical Society purchased the building and started work on a museum. There are 20 rooms that share the history of Hardeman County. The bottom floor covers Railroad, Pioneer, Quanah Parker and Lane Frost. The top floor has the last curator's room, West Texas Utilities, and the Quanah Cotton Oil Mill.
The City-County Heritage Museum is located in the historic QA&P Railroad Depot. This facility houses exhibits that feature information and artifacts found in Cottle County and the surrounding area and is devoted to preserving rural Texas history. Exhibits unique to Cottle County include the original Marlboro Man and cowboy, and Charlie Hart, Quanah Parkers cousin. Private tours are available and the facility is open for meetings.
The Old Post Office Museum and Art Center located in the Old Post Office building, on the square in downtown Graham, Texas. Museum and Art Center provides Young County history and Fine Art, with exhibits of colorful western history, the establishment of Graham, Texas and art by local and area artist. The mural “Oil Fields of Young County”, Alendre Houge graces the wall of the museum and art center.
Lubbock’s native son Buddy Holly died in a tragic 1959 plane crash at only 22 years-old, but his musical legacy will not fade away. Though his recording career lasted just two short years, Holly changed the sound of popular music forever...
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We are the regions that are the iconic image of Texas known throughout the world. Whether it’s the panhandle with the rolling hills of wheat, the south plains with endless fields of cotton, the Permian basin with oil wells and towering windmills, the Concho Valley with blue rivers and green hill county, or the red soil of the Red River Valley; the over 2 million people that call this area home are the heart of our land.
We are people who enjoy our independence, the open space, and beautiful sunsets. We are a proud group who work hard and live with energy. We know our neighbors and treat our visitors like family.
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