Terlingua cemetery research featured at Jeff Davis County Library on March 4

FORT DAVIS –– After a career spanning 31 years with the National Park Service at Big Bend National Park, archeologist Tom Alex has taken his encyclopedic knowledge of the region to compile important research of the cemetery and ancestors of Terlingua. A free program offered at the Jeff Davis County Library in Fort Davis will highlight his work on Saturday, March 4, at 11 a.m. 

Tom has recorded 2,887 archeological and historic sites, plus has documented 57 sites containing rock art. He will soon conclude a 10-year sampling survey of cultural sites coordinated with Sul Ross State University. His work in Terlingua examines little known history. 

Tom Alex’s newest book, The Dead Still Speak: Terlingua Cemetery Inventory (2022) is a compilation of his archeological surveys,  photographs, and inventories of this unique cemetery. The author’s two previous books, the noteworthy Big Bend National Park and Vicinity and Around Terlingua published by Arcadia’s Images of America, will also be available for purchase and signing. 

This program is the second in the library’s “Step Back In Time” series. For details, phone (432) 426 3802.