Fort Duncan (Eagle Pass) 10K – 12/19/15

We registered at Maverick County Lake where they were having another walk and drove to our start location at Fort Duncan.

This nice lady gave us our directions and she will stamp our books when we finish the event.

This nice lady gave us our directions and she will stamp our books when we finish the event.

Fort Duncan Commissary is the first building.

Fort Duncan Commissary is the first building.

Fort Duncan Headquarters is now a museum.

Fort Duncan Headquarters is now a museum.

Historical marker about Fort Duncan.

Historical marker about Fort Duncan.

Fort Duncan Bakery.

Fort Duncan Bakery.

Bridge over Eagle Pass Creek.

Bridge over Eagle Pass Creek.

Headed down steps to trail along the creek.

Headed down steps to trail along the creek.

Not sure what this was.

Not sure what this was.

Continuing along the creek.

Continuing along the creek.

Looking back at the way we came.

Looking back at the way we came.

Sign for the park.

Sign for the park.

A stage

A stage

Amphitheater seating on the other side of the creek.

Amphitheater seating on the other side of the creek.

Another view of the stage.

Another view of the stage.

Headed up the steps.

Headed up the steps.

Cooking pit near tables.

Cooking pit near tables.

Sign about five blocks from the international bridge.

Sign about five blocks from the international bridge.

Another Texas sign.

Another Texas sign.

Gazebo decorated for Christmas.

Gazebo decorated for Christmas.

Maverick County Law Enforcement Memorial.

Maverick County Law Enforcement Memorial.

Eagle Pass City Hall with big Christmas Tree Bulbs.

Eagle Pass City Hall with big Christmas Tree Bulbs.

After a loop we approached the gazebo from the rear.

After a loop we approached the gazebo from the rear.

Another view showing the nice bench seating.

Another view showing the nice bench seating.

Historical Marker for Camp Rabb and Fort Duncan C.S.A.

Historical Marker for Camp Rabb and Fort Duncan C.S.A.

We are approaching the International Bridge as fog starts to roll in.

We are approaching the International Bridge as fog starts to roll in.

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We walked around and below the bridge.

We walked around and below the bridge.

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Looking across the Rio Grand at Piedras Negras.

Looking across the Rio Grand at Piedras Negras.

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Old Movie Theater stands vacant.

Old Movie Theater stands vacant.

Walking through San Juan Plaza.

Walking through San Juan Plaza.

Rear of the Gazebo in the center of the plaza.

Rear of the Gazebo in the center of the plaza.

Front view of the gazebo.

Front view of the gazebo.

Church of the Redeemer across the street.

Church of the Redeemer across the street.

Tree covered with dime size oranges.

Tree covered with dime size oranges.

What once was a beautiful house.

What once was a beautiful house.

Interesting design.

Interesting design.

Door for the elves.

Door for the elves.

Maverick County Annex Building.

Maverick County Annex Building.

The new modern style brick county courthouse was built in 1979 and is adjacent to the old courthouse.

The new modern style brick county courthouse was built in 1979 and is adjacent to the old courthouse.

Lawyer's Offices across the way.

Lawyer’s Offices across the way.

First United Methodist Church.

First United Methodist Church.

Public Library building under renovation.

Public Library building under renovation.

Marker on library tells us it used to be a post office.

Marker on library tells us it used to be a post office.

The Maverick County Courthouse was designed by the architectural firm of Wahrenberger and Beckman of San Antonio. Erected in 1885, the building is of the Romanesque Revival style with Second Empire influences.

The Maverick County Courthouse was designed by the architectural firm of Wahrenberger and Beckman of San Antonio. Erected in 1885, the building is of the Romanesque Revival style with Second Empire influences.

Historic E. Howard Clock and Bell Tower located on top of the original 1885 Maverick County Courthouse.

Historic E. Howard Clock and Bell Tower located on top of the original 1885 Maverick County Courthouse.

The  pink granite state highway marker for Maverick County.

The pink granite state highway marker for Maverick County.

Historical marker on the old courthouse.

Historical marker on the old courthouse.

An unreadable historical marker on the courthouse lawn.

An unreadable historical marker on the courthouse lawn.

The Aztec Theatre was built in 1915 in a Mayan Revival style. It closed around 1982.

The Aztec Theatre was built in 1915 in a Mayan Revival style. It closed around 1982.

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I am an avid Volksmarcher. I belong to Texas County Walkers in Mesquite.
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