Fast forward to the 1990s, and the state's effort to promote visitation to our historic sites and to encourage travelers to find "the authentic Texas." The legislature empowered the Texas Historical Commission to develop--through a blend of federal/state/local funds--the Texas Heritage Trails program. The first region to be developed was the Abilene-based Texas Forts Trail. Our Texas Mountain Trail organization kicked off in 2005.
Since then we've been promoting the assets of Far West Texas to travelers (and in turn, helping with the economic development of the region) and developing programs like:
|Far West Texas Wildlife Trail Sign|
Barton Warnock Center
Big Bend Ranch State Park
|Peak Fitness Challenge website|
Easy avenues for you to discover your own Texas Mountain Adventure, through our Facebook page, our Twitter account, our YouTube Channel, as well as our appearance at many marathon and bike event expos and speaking engagements at places around the state including an REI store near you!
We are working on special projects JUST FOR YOU, including researching heritage foodways, Dining Along Historic Highways, the CCC in the region, and the craft of bootmaking.
And we're providing technical and marketing support for individuals and businesses that are supporting the economies of our Far West Texas communities. Won't you join us?
BECOME A MEMBER:
Now you can join Texas Mountain Trail as a member, and help support the growth of the region.