Law West of the Pecos

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The primary reason to visit Langtry is to see the saloon / courthouse called “The Jersey Lilly”.  In August of 1882, a Texas Ranger requested a local law jurisdiction to be set up, and Roy Bean was appointed justice of the peace for the new Precinct 6 in Pecos County.  He held court in the saloon he owned.  He named the saloon after Lillie Langtry, an actress from the English Island of Jersey, the largest of the Channel Islands between England and France.  After his death, Lillie visited the town of Langtry on the border of Texas and Mexico.

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Farm to Market Road 170

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If you want a beautiful drive in Texas, you should try the Farm to Market Road 170.  It is now one of my absolute favorites!  There are wonderful views of the Rio Grande River, the Border of Texas and Mexico, the mountains of Big Bend Ranch State Park, the desert, and incredible sunsets.  For the majority of my drive, I had this road all to myself, which is both scary and awesome.  I kept wondering what would happen if my car broke down, then I would turn a corner or rise over a hill and be mesmerized by some new scenery that would help me forget my concerns.  Trust me, it is one drive you should enjoy if you find yourself in this part of Texas.  🙂

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