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Castolon, also know as La Harmonia Ranch, an old farming community near the Rio Grande River. A ghost town in the Big Bend National Park. #castolon #bigbendnationalpark #ghosttown #riogranderiver
Big Bend was a gold mine for cool photos, gonna have plenty more to come 🌵☀️ #bigbendnationalpark #castolon #oldshack #desert
La Harmonia Ranch. Garlick House. . . . #bigbend #castolon #santaelena
#Castolon under the stars - #bigbend #nationalpark #westtexas . My first #astrophotography shoot in the park, Castolon was just up the road from my #camp site at Cottonwood campground, so it made for an ideal location to get my bearings and let the coffee fully kick in before driving further into the night. . #instagramtexas #inspiretexasnow #visittexas #wanderlust #outdoors #hikingtexas #bbnp #pocket_rural #pocket_nights #nse_vision #rsa_night #longexposure #nightphotography #travel #ig_travel #mybeautifultexas #goodtexasliving #skymarvels #skylovers #ig_astrophotography #milkywaychasers #milkyway #1usashot #newmilkyway @newmilkyway
Looks like it’s going to be stormy in an hour #stormy #castolon #texas #followme #followforfollow
The bees just love these beauties. #bigbendnationalpark #castolon #purpletingedpricklypear
What is your favorite drive in the park? The Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive is a good one! This 30-mile drive leads to the Castolon Historic District and takes you past amazing scenery, such as Cerro Castellan seen here. March is the busiest month in the park, so use caution on the roads. Watch for wildlife, obey posted speed limits, and keep an eye out for other visitors. #bigbend #scenicdrive #castolon
Flagpole out front of Castolon visitor center and store one morning after I hoisted her up while perfectly blue skies prevailed on Westside @bigbendnps ><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>< #usa #bigbend #nps #redwhiteandblue #castolon #oldglory #honor
Santa Elena Canyon views from Dorgan house in Castolon. Dorgan house was built in the 1920s less than a mile from the Sublett house, which was built in 1913. The Sublett’s farmed cotton, sorghum, alfalfa, wheat, corn and melons in the floodplains of the Rio Grande. Dorgan And Sublett formed a partnership in 1918 called the Grand Canyon Company. After Dorgan and his wife moved on in the 1940s, the house was leased out numerous times and was even turned into a resort once Big Bend was recognized as a national park in 1944, however the resort was unsuccessful. • • • #adrianlynnphotography #bigbendnationalpark #santaelenacanyon #dorgansublett #agriculture #history #castolon #chihuahuandesert #window #ocotillo #view #optoutside #igtexas #hike #canon #visitbigbend
It's our last day and boy did we see a lot at Big Bend National Park, Terlingua, and Alpine. Can't wait to come back! Meet some of the nicest people. #roadtrip #girlstrip #bigbendnationalpark #bigbend #samnailranch #homerwilsonranch #muleears #castolon #santaelenacanyon #teralingua #teralinguaghosttown #teralinguatradingcompany #starlighttheatre #lakiva #alpine #bigbendbrewing
Big Bend’s newest fan. #wzanew #bigbendnationalpark #castolon
Castelon Historic District 2 - With Cerro Castelon in the background, Castelon, which is now part of Big Bend National Park, stands as a reminder of this lands rich history. What was once a cotton farm now is a visitor's center and museum. #cerrocastellan #castolon #castolonhistoricdistrict #bigbendnationalpark #bigbendnps #bigbend #nps #findyourpark #morningtime #nikon #nikond750 #nikonartists #nikonphotography #nikonlandscape #desert #instagramtexas #igtexas #farwesttexas #visittexas #iglandscape #landscapes #landscapephotography #earlymorning
Castolon Farming Equipment - Antique farming equipment left over from the days when Castolon was a regular cotton farm. Now it's permanently in display showing the rich history of this area near border of the US and Mexico... #nationalparkgeek #nationalpark #findyourpark #bigbendnationalpark #bigbend #bigbendnps #castolonhistoricdistrict #castolon #nikon #nikonusa #nikond750 #nikonphotography #nikonartists #nikonlandscape #blacknwhite #blackandwhite #blacknwhitephoto #blackandwhitephoto #blackandwhitephotography #bwphoto #bnwphotography #bnw #history #texas #texashistory #cotton #farmingequipment #cottonfarm
Castolon House - An historic house in the Castolon Historic District of Big Bend National Park. The house is now a museum telling the story of Of what was once a farming town near the border of the US and Mexico... #nationalparkgeek #nationalpark #findyourpark #bigbendnationalpark #bigbend #bigbendnps #castolonhistoricdistrict #castolon #nikon #nikonusa #nikond750 #nikonphotography #nikonartists #nikonlandscape #blacknwhite #blackandwhite #blacknwhitephoto #blackandwhitephoto #blackandwhitephotography #bwphoto #bnwphotography #bnw #history #texas #texashistory
Castelon Historic District - With Cerro Castellano in the background, the foreground is a shot of antique farming equipment left over from when Castolon was a steady source of cotton for El Paso and Houston. #cerrocastellan #castolon #castolonhistoricdistrict #bigbendnationalpark #bigbendnps #bigbend #nps #findyourpark #morningtime #nikon #nikond750 #nikonartists #nikonphotography #nikonlandscape #desert #instagramtexas #igtexas #farwesttexas #visittexas
Searchin for that pot of gold! 🌈 #goatgoeswest #chasingrainbows #texas #bigbend #castolon
Castolon Visitor Centre looking towards Santa Elena Canyon at Sunset #texas #castolon #brewstercounty #santaelenacanyon #bigbendnationalpark #photography #sunset #nationalpark #nature #dusk
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Rainy Day in the Park Big Bend National Park • It was a beautiful day in the park, cloudy, rainy, with temperatures sometimes as low as 65 or 68°. This photograph is made from Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive. In the distance under the clouds you can see the "V" of Santa Elena Canyon. • • • • • • • • • #bigbendnps #bigbendnationalpark #bigbend #castolon #tuff #road #desert #rain #blackandwhitephotography #landscapephotography #texashighways #igtexas #nationalpark #nationalparkphotography #ilovetexasphoto #visitbigbend
Rain in the Desert Big Bend National Park Big Bend is one of my favorite places. I've been there several times, usually in the fall. This time we went in late July. We expected it to be very hot and very dry. What we got was cool and rain. Did we complain? No! This photograph was made along the Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive in the Tuff Canyon area not far from Castolon. • • • • • #bigbendnps #bigbendnationalpark #bigbend #castolon #tuff #road #desert #rain #blackandwhitephotography #landscapephotography #texashighways #igtexas #nationalpark #nationalparkphotography #ilovetexasphoto #visitbigbend
I mean, who doesn't love a sunset? And WITH #ocotillo #myfavoritedesertplant even #desertinbloom #castolon #bigbendnationalpark
Big Bend National Park - The Old Castolon store resides across the road from Cottonwood Campground. It served Castolon until 1919 when the store moved to the army barracks. The store supported customers from both sides of the Rio Grande and was a valuable lifeline in this remote region. #explore #discover #wander #wanderlust #homeiswhereyouparkit #rvboondocking #castolon #nps #altnps #americasbestidea #wildernessculture #rvliving #rvlife #nps #nps100 #altnps #the59parks #bigbend #bigbendnationalpark
Big Bend National Park - Santa Elena Canyon A short trail from the Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive takes you to perhaps the grandest spectacle in the Park. You are surrounded by lush riparian vegetation as the Rio Grande flows between 1,500-foot towering vertical cliffs of solid limestone. Take some time and enjoy the view. Many consider Big Bend the undiscovered jewel of the National Park System with its diverse habitat. #santaelenacanyon #explore #discover #wander #wanderlust #homeiswhereyouparkit #rvboondocking #castolon #nps #altnps #americasbestidea #wildernessculture #rvliving #rvlife #nps #nps100 #altnps #the59parks #bigbend #bigbendnationalpark
Big Bend National Park - The Alvino House, the oldest intact adobe structure in the park is located at the base of a bluff in the Castolon Historic District. Santa Elena Canyon is visible in the distance. Built in 1901 by Cipriano Hernandez, a Hispanic farmer, it represents the everyday life of many of the families who lived and farmed along the Rio Grande. The east end of the rambling adobe building was the original Castolon store, where Hernandez vended his melons, pumpkins, squash, and beans. He earned his living by operating the engines that powered the cotton gin and water pump that brought water from the Rio Grande to irrigate the fields.  In 1918, Alvino Ybarra moved into the house. He continued living in the house until 1957, when he moved to Alpine. #explore #discover #wander #wanderlust #homeiswhereyouparkit #rvboondocking #castolon #nps #altnps #americasbestidea #wildernessculture #rvliving #rvlife #nps #nps100 #altnps #the59parks #alvinohouse #bigbend #bigbendnationalpark
Big Bend National Park - Historic Castolon District In the early 1900s, people farmed along the fertile banks of the Rio Grande, downstream from Santa Elena Canyon. From about 1912 to 1920, revolution raged in Mexico. Many Mexican families moved north of the river to avoid the bloodshed and bandit raids. The U.S. cavalry established Camp Santa Helena here in 1916. The men lived in tents and the construction of a permanent post began in 1919. By the time the buildings were completed in 1920, the Revolution was over: The new buildings were most likely never occupied by the soldiers. Nearby airfield supported Army Air Corps patrols. In 1921, the La Harmonia Company Store moved into the new barracks building and began its eighty-year history of serving as a frontier trading post: In 1961, the National Park Service acquired the La Harmonia Company holdings and began operating the store as a concession operation. #stopthewall #bigbendnationalpark #explore #discover #wander #wanderlust #homeiswhereyouparkit #rvboondocking #castolon #pinecountrybackcountry #nps #altnps #americasbestidea #wildernessculture #rvliving #rvlife #nps #nps100 #altnps #the59parks #bigbend #bigbendnationalpark
A favorite photo from Have Love Will Travel Day 3: A historic building at Castolon with Cerro Castellan in the background. "Castolon...was a small community in southwestern Texas [which was] first settled in 1901 by Cipriano Hernandez, who farmed the area and built the original Castolon Store, now known as the Alvino House." #havelovewilltravel #hlwt #bigbendnationalpark #bigbend #castolon #southwesttexas #texas #history #nature #travel #nationalparks #nps #nofilter
The view of Cerro Castelon Peak from Castolon in @bigbendnps. #VisitBigBend
Last nights sunset looking east cast a magnificent evening glow... #bigbend #bigbendnationalpark #hiketexas #hike #hiking #camping #camp #castolon #riogrande #canoeing #kyacking #canoe #kyak #rafting
Big Bend double exposure '16. Happy accident with a Hasselblad Flexbody + 120mm. #hasselblad #bigbendnationalpark #blackandwhite #silvergelatin #castolon
The #santaelena canyon looks like the wall from #gameofthrones ....it's hard to tell from the photo, but that "wall" of rock is almost a mile straight up... #awesome #bigbend #nationalparks #castolon #history #travel #adventure #epic
The stuff western movies are made of. Cerro Castellan at sunset 🌅
You boys like Mexico!? #suburban #fjcruiser #castolon
Antique mail boxes in La Harmonia Store at Big Bend National Park. You can no longer get your mail delivered here, but you can buy plenty of refreshments and souvenirs. #highkicktravel #bigbend #bigbendnationalpark #castolon #mailboxes #postoffice #usps #texashistory #mail #usmail
Campground flood irrigation knows no days off. #bigbendnationalpark #castolon #cottonwoods #irrigation #water #thinkinghard
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