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The Bobcats of Fort Griffin

Bobcats Fort Griffin

Photo by Eric Abercrombie/Fort Griffin State Historic Site

In 1867, four companies of the Sixth Cavalry were dispatched to establish a fort in the northern part of western Texas, its mission to protect settlers from Comanche raiders. Originally named Camp Wilson, the name was later changed to Fort Griffin and the remnants of the fort’s buildings are the main attraction at what is now known as the Fort Griffin State Historic Site.