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Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Texas Parks and Wildlife Television Series

El Paso Trails, Saving Some Bison & a Shifting Sands The Trailblazer We meet a trail building legend in El Paso. The Franklin Mountain range is the largest sustained mountain range in Texas, and has some of the best mountain biking trails in the state. We’ll meet the man that has built many of those trails, and is still building at the age of seventy nine. Lone Star Land Steward: H. Yturria Land & Cattle Co. Originally founded by Francisco Yturria, the 24,000-acre H. Yturria Land and Cattle Co. has been in the family for 157 years.

Buffalo Soldiers Heritage and Outreach Program

This program aims to preserve the legacy of the Buffalo Soldiers by providing enriching outdoor and cultural experiences to all Texans. The program hosts a variety of exciting cultural events in regions all across Texas. Texas Buffalo Soldiers bring history to life with stories, costumes and tools.  This program is a travel program, check the website for dates and locations near you.

A New Deal for Texas Parks

A New Deal for Texas Parks is an online exhibit and education center for teachers and students of Texas history, made possible in part through the generous support of Humanities Texas' Linden Heck Howell Texas History Grant. Humanities Texas is a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Flip through the pages of the scrapbook to explore how individuals, communities and landscapes in Texas were impacted by the New Deal Era. Discover how the Civilian Conservation Corps constructed many of the state parks we enjoy today.