A new discovery from a not-so-distant past has been made at the largest national park in the Lone Star State. The National Park Service announced on Monday that a historic rock wall, estimated to be around 95 years old, was recently uncovered by the Rio Grande River at Big Bend National Park following a series of high-water events over the summer.
In a Monday Facebook post, Big Bend park officials explained that the sturdy rock wall, which had been buried under sand for decades, was built during the prime of the Hot Springs resort, which was owned and operated by J.O. Langford and his family in the early 1900s. At the time, Langford moved to the area with his family to regain his health after battling malaria. He had heard tales of a spring in West Texas that would cure anything.