Heritage, Volume 11, Number 2, Spring 1993 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
Bidda Reed, Universal City
Michael Weil, El Paso
Bonnie McKee, Dallas
Ann McDonald, Ralls
Rich Atwell, Fredericksburg
Bill Bailey, Jacksonville
David J. Bebout, Houston
Jan Yates Boltinghouse, San Saba
Tim Brown, Austin
Shirley Caldwell, Albany
W.W. Caruth, Dallas
John B. Connally III, Houston
Mrs. M.F. Driscoll, Midland
J. Fike Godfrey, Fort Worth
Catherine Knowles, Houston
Rosemary Kokemot, Cuero
John McRae, Ponder
Dr. Tom Middlebrook, Nacogdoches
Glynn Ray, Abilene
Dianne Richards, Fort Worth
Dr. R. Lee Rode, Abilene
Christine Moor Sanders, Woodville
Pierre Schlumberger, Houston
Sherra Sharman, Houston
William J. Sibley, Christine
Sarah Seay Stout, Dallas
Jerry Susser, Corpus Christi
JoAnn & Victor Treat, College Station
Rose Trevifo, Laredo
Dr. B.B. Trotter, Abilene
Helen Yancey, El Paso
Faith Bybee, Houston
George Christian, Austin
Conrad Dunagan, Monahans
Harry Goleman, Houston
F. Lee Lawrence, Tyler
Ed Protz, Galveston
Margaret Ramage, Corpus Christi
Dr. D.J. Sibley, Austin
Executive Director, Jackie Browning
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 or 915-672-9406
Buffalo Gap Historic Village * Box 818 * Buffalo Gap, Texas 79508
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