There is a haunting quality about the old Texas forts. Sentinels of the frontier, they were built on the outskirts and fringes as the pioneers pushed west.
They were isolated then.
Many are isolated still.
As you watch this video tour of Fort Phantom Hill, try to imagine what it would have been like for the soldiers and their wives and families who lived so far away from everything familiar.
(As a side note, I’ve heard that sometimes owls roost among the chimneys at Fort Phantom Hill. If you visit, check around the base of the chimneys for owl balls.)