Heritage, Volume 14, Number 2, Spring 1996 Page: 5
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Texas Historical Foundation
Board of Directors
CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
Elizabeth Susser, Corpus Christi
John B. Meadows, Austin
W.P. Wright Jr., Abilene
Margaret Thomas-Sturges, Cuero
Michael Weil, El Paso
Mike Collins, Austin
Rose Trevifio, Laredo
Ann McDonald, Lubbock
Rich Atwell, Fredericksburg
Jan Yates Boltinghouse, San Saba
Tim Brown, Austin
W.W. Caruth, Dallas
John B. Connally III, Houston
Marshall J. Doke Jr., Dallas
Lewis A. Jones, Austin
Dr. Ray Lawson, Dallas
Bernard Lee Lifshutz, San Antonio
Travis Mathis, Austin
Bonnie McKee, Dallas
John McRae, Ponder
Matthew H. Miller, Shelby
Dr. Robert W. Perrin, Dallas
Glynn Ray, Abilene
Bidda Reed, San Antonio
Dr. R. Lee Rode, Abilene
Milton Rowley, Lubbock
Christine Moor Sanders, Woodville
Pierre Schlumberger, Houston
Robert A. Shivers, San Antonio
William J. Sibley, Christine
Hermann Stocker, Austin
Sarah Seay Stout, Dallas
Dr. Ann Strickland, Houston
Jerry Susser, Corpus Christi
Sherra Thomason, Gulnare, Colorado
JoAnn & Victor Treat, College Station
Dr. B.B. Trotter, Abilene
Bill Bailey, Jacksonville
Faith Bybee, Houston
Shirley and Clifton Caldwell, Albany
George Christian, Austin
Harry Goleman, Houston
F. Lee Lawrence, Tyler
Ed Protz, Galveston
Margaret Ramage, Corpus Christi
Executive Director, Julie Klump
Editor of HERITAGE, Gene Krane
14 miles from Abilene on State Park Highway 89
Buffalo Gap Historic Village was founded to preserve a part of the early
West Texas heritage of the Abilene area.
At the time of the Civil War, this was still Indian country. The Indians
shared it with the buffalo and the rattlesnakes. A favorite buffalo run was
through the big gap in the Callahan divide. After the hunters killed the
buffalo, the Indians left. Settlers and outlaws came to the area because of the
abundant water, large trees, rich soil, and good ranching available. This was
where Buffalo Gap was established.
Among the 19 buildings preserved in the Buffalo Gap Historic Village is
a log cabin, which is the oldest structure in the area. The first courthouse and
jail houses a history of the area including Western and Indian artifacts. Buffalo
Gap is on the National Registry of Historic Places and has a Texas State
Summer Hours: March 15 thru November 15, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Winter Hours: November 16 thru March 14
Fridays and Saturdays - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday - Noon to 6 p.m.
Special tours and group rates are available anytime.
Call 915-572-3365 for information.
Buffalo Gap Historic Village * Box 818 * Buffalo Gap, Texas 79508
HERITAGE * SPRING 1996 5
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