Some 15 miles north of Albany, the Fort Griffin State Historic Site showcases a handful of somewhat-restored buildings and the ruins of a fort that served the frontier during the Comanche wars from 1867 through 1881. Today, the park is probably best known as a principal home of the official Texas longhorn herd. There's a good visitor center.
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A remarkable facility, the 1877 Old Jail Art Center houses a surprising collection that includes ancient terracotta Chinese tomb figures and art by such…