What is with that field of chimneys near Abilene? A visit to Fort Phantom Hill

Driving along FM600 on the outskirts of Abilene, an anomoly in the landscape draws the attention of travelers. From the road, a field of chimneys can be seen and begs further inspection. Part of the Texas Forts Trail, Fort Phantom Hill is open for visitors to explore the 20 acres, along with several stone buildings, stone chimneys, and stone building foundations. Established as a fort in 1851, the U.S. Army was tasked with protecting the westward frontier movement. For more information on the Texas Forts Trail, visit: https://texasfortstrail.com/plan-your-adventure/historic-sites-and-cities/sites/fort-phantom-hill

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