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FORT MORITAS. Fort Moritas or El Morita, near the site of Shafter in Presidio County, was a private fortress built by Milton Faver in the 1850s for protection of his ranch against depredations by Apache Indians. After 1865 the quadrangular adobe structure was captured by Apaches and its inhabitants killed or taken captive. In the late 1940s all that was left was a one-room adobe house and the walls of a small stone house.
BIBLIOGRAPHY:Leavitt Corning, Jr., Baronial Forts of the Big Bend (Austin: Trinity University Press, 1967). Evelyn Davis and Thomas Clement, Spirit of the Big Bend (San Antonio: Naylor, 1948). Harold Schoen, comp., Monuments Erected by the State of Texas to Commemorate the Centenary of Texas Independence (Austin: Commission of Control for Texas Centennial Celebrations, 1938).
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