Frontier Texas is a history museum, gift shop and the official visitor center for Abilene and the Texas Forts Trail Region. Now Showing "Blood & Treasure on the Frontier"

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This month in Texas history

Date: October 28, 1852

On this day, Fort Chadbourne was established by companies A and K of the Eighth United States Infantry. The fort was named for 2nd Lt. Theodore Lincoln Chadbourne who fought and was killed in the Mexican American War in the Battle of Resaca de la Palma. Fort Chandboure is one of the frontier forts established to protect settlers moving west. 

Explore this exhibit: A Wild Land

13,000 Years of cultures smashed by the forces of this region

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