The Flat

Just below the bluff that Ft. Griffin sits lies the remnants of a frontier town known as The Flat.  According to the local county’s history, “numerous well-known western figures… lived or passed through the town … including Pat Garrett, Doc Holiday, Wyatt Earp, Johnny Golden, John Wesley Hardin….”

All that’s left today are a few structures, but it would appear that someone is trying to make it into a tourist destination of a sort.

I don’t know the validity of any of their claims of lawlessness, but regardless, you can easily imagine what life would have been like in a frontier town so close to a fort on the edge of civilization.


General Store




~ by Derrick Birdsall on September 7, 2010.

3 Responses to “The Flat”

  1. These are cool. Stories and photos of the frontier West always fascinate me.

  2. I like this series with all the signs. Seems like I am always attracted to photograph signs myself and to photographs with signs. I like the historical aspect of these.

  3. Thank you, gents – I’m glad you liked them!

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