Special Fort Stanton 2012 Project
As part of the SWR 50th Celebration, a number of SWR cavers have volunteered to perform a service project at the Fort Stanton Quadrangle where there are a number of historic buildings in need of repairs. Our accepted assignment was to repair the second floor balcony rails and supports of Building #9. New Mexico State Monuments is providing the materials for the Project, and the cavers are providing the labor. Reconstruction and wood working experts from both State Monuments and others have discussed the process, materials have been identified and ordered, two weekends of reconstruction work have been completed, and only a small touch-up task remains. Stephen Fleming was in charge of the Project and additional photos will be posted soon to these web pages.
Amusement Bldg. #9
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Links of Interest
|Fort Stanton||Official Fort Stanton, Inc. website (Established in 1855, the fort was named after Captain Henry W. Stanton)|
|Fort Stanton Live: July, 2012 (The FSCSP has partipated in the past by presenting slide shows of the cave.)|
|Fort Stanton Museum (Just announced: The Fort Stanton, Inc. Board has decided to keep the Museum open on weekends through the winter months! The Museum will be open from 10-4 on Saturday and 12-4 on Sunday from December 1 - March 30, 2012, so please keep us in mind as you plan activities this winter.)|
|Officers' Quarters photo (Fort Stanton is the best preserved of the old cavalry forts)|
|Fort Stanton Is New State Monument (Fort Stanton State Monument has some 70 buildings on 2,400 acres.)|
|Restoration||Fort Stanton Administration and Museum Building Restoration (Located in the "heart" of Lincoln County)|
|History||Fort Stanton "Ghost Town" New Mexico (Includes some nice B&W historical photographs of the Fort)|
|3-8 Saving Fort Stanton (History of the Fort, PLUS background on Fort Stanton Cave)|
|Book||Fort Stanton an Illustrated History | Legacy of Honor, Tradition of Healing (Lynda Sánchez)|
|Project||Fort Stanton Cave Study Project|