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There are many interesting historic military installations around the country. It might be interesting to have a thread where folks could post pictures and information about their visits to these places of US history. Many active military installations also have nice museums and historic buildings.

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I was stationed in Utah for 10 years. Hill AFB has a really museum. It's called Hill Aerospace Museum. It has an B-52 and SR-71. Of course has lots more aircraft. Even better it's right outside of the base. So anybody can go there. It's free and they accept donations. So if you are near Hill AFB, stop by and take a look at history.

 

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Last month we went to Ruidoso, NM to escape the San Antonio heat. We went from temps between 80 and 100 to temps between 50 and 70. Nice.

 

While there, one of the local places to visit was Fort Stanton. It was established in the mid 1800's as protection to settlers. It was the cause of the violence in Lincoln NM as contractors fought over business with the Fort. It's where Billy the Kid got his  start and fame. In the early 1900's it became a state TB hospital and during WWII was a German POW camp. There is a nice little museum. It's run by the state and they seem to be restoring and upgrading the site. There is a BLM site just outside on the way in that offers free dry camping or $5 sites with water ($2.50 with senior pass). Some nice hiking trails too.

 

As a young officer, GEN Pershing was stationed there and COL Kit Carson was a post commander.

 

View of the parade field.

 

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The post chapel.

 

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Fort Stanton is worth a visit if you're in the Ruidoso area.

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We visit anyone we get close to, Ft Davis in Texas a great stop when your near Big Bend NP and the Douglas Observatory and another is Fort Abraham Lincoln in North Dakota when you visit Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Just a couple quick ones for the Post.First photo Davis second Abraham. Thanks Gary

 

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O my this is a hot post I could go on but I won't just one more.........Gettysburg in Pa.  Fort Louisb0urg in Nova Scotia and the Citidale in Halifax, Virginia Military with Washington & Lee University next door great finds and history to the max. Travel see and enjoy. Again Thanks GaryIMG_0405.thumb.jpg.37ccd321209c0d6bb7d0203538e07ef2.jpg

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We visit anyone we get close to, Ft Davis in Texas a great stop when your near Big Bend NP and the Douglas Observatory and another is Fort Abraham Lincoln in North Dakota when you visit Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Just a couple quick ones for the Post.First photo Davis second Abraham. Thanks Gary IMG_3865

 

We have visited Fort Davis a couple of times.  It's a National Historic Site. It dates from the mid 1800's and was one of several stopovers on the old road between El Paso and San Antonio. Nice museum, buildings you can walk through and a hike up the hill for a nice view. A couple of miles from Davis Mountains State Park and on the road to Big Bend NP.

 

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We visit anyone we get close to, Ft Davis in Texas a great stop when your near Big Bend NP and the Douglas Observatory and another is Fort Abraham Lincoln in North Dakota when you visit Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Just a couple quick ones for the Post.First photo Davis second Abraham. Thanks Gary IMG_3865 IMG_5421

I second the Fort Davis suggestion.  There is a terrific state park near that has excellent camping.  Davis Mountains state park.  Plus a terrific ice cream place in a caboose right across from the old fort.

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