by Alex Herring
Because there was no protection on the road from Texas to California, it was easy for natives to attack the travelers. To solve this problem camp Lancaster was upgraded to Fort Lancaster in 1856. Fort Lancaster was located in the western part of Texas right below Live Oak Creek. Not many soldiers were stationed there until 1857. 1857 was when Fort Lancaster was really busy because there were many battles there. By the time it was 1860 things weren't looking so good at Fort Lancaster and by the time of the Civil war, the fort was abandoned. Today you can see the fort in ruins.