The Mansion

The Perry Mansion sits on a hill overlooking the Terlingua Ghost Town and has fascinated me since the first time I saw it.  Built in 1906 by Howard E. Perry, the absentee owner of the Chisos Mining Company, it looked down upon his mining holdings – a symbol to his workers of his wealth and…

An Invisible History

Over 20 years ago, while hiking across a mesa in Big Bend National Park, I found a massive old corral made with dry stacked rock walls that were almost four feet thick and five feet tall. It had obviously taken a great deal of effort to build, and presumably related to the ranching activity that…