MIDLAND, TX – Texas Heritage Trails Program has much to offer. We went to the Petroleum Musem to see a presentation on the history of the Pecos Trail. As part of HemisFair ’68 held in San Antonio, Texas established ten driving tours to promote tourism in the state. Govoner John Connally championed the project. Today Pecos Trail links frontier forts, state parks, historic homes, museums and more.
MENTONE, TX, 2014 – Pop. 19, Mentone endures in the desert of West Texas. Surrounded by ranches and an oil field, this outpost is the seat of the least populous county in the state. The community consists of a gas station, an abandoned cafe, several houses, and the two-story Loving County Courthouse. Its drinking water arrived by truck until 1988 and students attend school in the neighboring city of Wink. Here, where Highway 302 sees more roadrunners than residents, life persists.