robertlane Posted February 7, 2011 Report Share Posted February 7, 2011 During the early 20th century this town was a hotbed for mercury, but production dwindled and the town basically died out by the 1940s. But in the 1970s, the lightly populated town found a new kind of heat: it became the home of a now famous chili cook-off. Terlingua’s old church is currently being restored, according to a representative from the town, but the favorite sightseeing activity is still “to come sit on the porch of the Terlingua Trading Company, have a cold refreshment, visit with people, and watch the sunset.” Closest Civilization: Big Bend National Park. Link Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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