Robert F. Bluthardt

Though not a native Texan, Bob got to the state as fast as he could in 1982 to assume the education position at Fort Concho National Historic Landmark. Through both longevity and good timing, he was promoted to assistant director in 1995 and director/site manager in 1998. An original ex-officio member of the Texas Forts Trail board, he enjoys military history, baseball history and driving long distances across the great state of Texas.

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Minding the Fort

When the Republic of Texas became the 28th state in 1846, the responsibility for defending…