Fort Stockton, Texas

Fort Stockton was named for Robert Field Stockton. Stockton's claim to fame in Texas was that in 1845 he delivered the decree granting statehood to the Texas government. He was later a U.S. Senator from New Jersey.

Fort Stockton is home of the "world's largest roadrunner," 11-foot-tall Paisano Pete.

The Fort Stockton Chamber of Commerce occupies the old Santa Fe depot.

Oil is an important part of Fort Stockton's economy.


A steel roof protects this deteriorating adobe structure from the elements.

The building where the local Boy Scout troop meets features this mural.

Happy Daze is 1950s-style diner.

This mural on the side of Happy Daze honors half a dozen American pop icons of the 20th century.

What a place for a door!

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