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Day 114 – Home through Texas

Day 114 of a Year Long Road Trip Along America’s Scenic Byways

Balmorhea State Park

Well, I tried my best to get a picture of the Pecos Gambusia and the Comanche Spring Pupfish, two endangered species, but I believe after further review of my pictures, I did not succeed!  I don’t even think I saw the two species of fish.  The San Solomon Springs in Balmorhea State Park is one of the few places in the nation where these species can be found.  Prior to the natural springs being converted to a spring fed swimming pool by the Civilian Conservation Corps, the springs provided water to travelers for thousands of years.  Mescalero Apache Indians used the springs to water their horses and later Mexican farmers used it to irrigate their land.