Fort Concho; Its Why And Wherefore


Read by David Wales

(4 stars; 7 reviews)

Fort Concho was a U.S. Army post in central Texas from 1867 to 1889. It figured considerably in the Indian Wars, notably against the Comanches. It mainly served to protect frontier settlers, stagecoaches, wagon trains, the U.S. mail, and trade routes. This 1957 book, published by the museum at the site of the fort, is the story of its activities. - Summary by David Wales (1 hr 31 min)

Chapters

Foreword 1:25 Read by David Wales
Part 1 27:13 Read by David Wales
Part 2 24:45 Read by David Wales
Part 3 35:36 Read by David Wales
Part 4: Afterword 2:56 Read by David Wales

Reviews

Texas Western Frontier 1848-1880

(5 stars)

When & why US troops arrived 1848, left 1860, returned 1867 but only addressed severity of Indian depredations (1870-1880) after Texas Frontier shifted eastward as much as 100 miles. Well written, informative. Gregory is my favorite Reader.