Arman Badrei

Fort Lancaster State Historic Site Offers a Glimpse of Turbulent Times on the West Texas Frontier

September 27, 2022 | By Arman Badrei

Fort Lancaster still feels like it’s on the frontier. The U.S. military built the fort in 1856 during the California gold rush to protect prospectors and migrants travelling across Texas on the road linking San Antonio and El Paso.

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