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Fort Stockton, Texas: Metal Cutout U.S. Cavalry

"Marching to Fort Stockton" are large metal silhouettes of soldiers on horseback, created by artist Brian Norwood. Illusion off in the distance on a flat, scrubby plain is of a 19th century US Cavalry company heading home.

I-10, Fort Stockton, TX
East of town, south side of I-10, 1 1/2 miles east of the Exit 261 Marathon. Some distance from the roadway, barely visible, so watch for it.
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Comanche party.

Metal Cutout U.S. Cavalry

The Horse Soldiers are, in fact, black men of the Ninth US Cavalry, who we remember today as the Buffalo Soldiers. The silhouettes are best seen from I-10. For a slightly closer look there is a frontage road that dead ends about 1/4 mile beyond the sculptures.

Coming from the west and just outside of I-10 exits into town are silhouettes of a Comanche buffalo hunting party. Viewable from the I-10 frontage road or the highway. There may be other sculptures in a park just off the main road through town.

[Janice Staley, 04/10/2019]
Metal Cutout U.S. Cavalry

There are actually two metal cut-outs that can be seen from I-10. This one (the cavalry)called Marching to Fort Stockton is on the east side of Fort Stockton. On the East side of Ft. Stocking is a metal cut-out of a group of Comanche called "Look to the East." According to the artist's website, he also created several other metal cut-outs for the city of Ft. Stockton. We didn't have time to go into town and see them, but we will put that on our itinerary next time we come through this area.

[S Andrews, 07/24/2018]

Metal Cutout U.S. Cavalry.

Metal Cutout U.S. Cavalry

There's a frontage road that you can take from the highway and it allows you to get a clear photo. It was much more visible than the earlier tip made it sound.

[Michelle, 09/07/2017]

Metal Cutout U.S. Cavalry.

Metal Cutout U.S. Cavalry

Hard to see from the road, but that is as close as you can get.

[Dona Garcia, 01/14/2017]

Definitely not a selfie photo op!

Cavalry cutouts.

Norwood Sculptures: The Cavalry

When on Route 10 on the west side of the state you drive for hours and there is nothing but majestic mountains. Then you get to a small town called Ft. Stockton and out in the grasses you will see metal sculptures that jump out of history. Indians on horseback, or the cavalry riding back into town -- nostalgic and heartwarming. Great to break up the drive.

[Luvs 2 Laugh, 10/21/2013]

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