Back in the day — 1852, to be exact — Fort Clark (now Fort Clark Springs) was a bustling headquarters for the C and E companies of the U.S. First Infantry Regiment under the command of Major Joseph H. LaMotte. Nestled in Kinney County, it was meant to guard the Mexican border and protect the military road to El Paso.

During its heyday, it was home to officers like Gen. George S. Patton, Major General William Rufus Shafter (otherwise known as Pecos Bill), Gen. John Lapham Bullis, and Gen. Jonathan Wainwright. (more…)