RANCH  HISTORY

Crow's Nest Ranch on the Old Spanish Trail 
historic ranch wagons and cowhide in art gallery at crows nest ranch davis mts gallery
rancher artist gallery owner Roxa Medley Robison at old spanish trail gallery and museum on crows nest ranch outside ft davis texas
old spanish trail gallery and museum sign and studio in trees at crows nest ranch ft davis

FINE ART AND HISTORY ON A FAMILY RANCH

Ft. Davis gallery owner, artist Roxa Medley Robison ranches the same Davis Mountains terrain her pioneer ancestors settled over a century ago.

 

The ranch begins sixteen miles SW of Fort Davis, Texas. Its rugged sections spill across the mountains cut by the Davis Mountains Scenic Loop, Texas Highway 166, which follows the old Butterfield Overland Trail. This historic trade route between El Paso and San Antonio includes part of the Comanche War Trail. Conquistadors traveled the region long before Pilgrims landed in the New World. Native Americans lived and hunted these mountains for thousands of years before Big Bend country became a tourist destination. 

 

Roxa and her family are proud of their land's rich heritage. This unique Ft. Davis gallery, hidden high in the mountains in the Old Spanish Trail art complex on Crow's Nest Ranch 16 miles SW of historic Fort Davis and a mile N of Scenic Loop166 is one way of preserving and sharing rich traditions passed down with the land.

 

A gallery visit offers you the opportunity to visit a working cattle ranch located on the historic trade route through Far West Texas. 

Welcome to the last frontier! 

old spanish trail gallery and museum on davis mts ranchland under a cloudy summer sky in west texas

Scenery Surrounds Old Spanish Trail Gallery and Museum

1880's Chuckwagon
1880's Chuckwagon

Open the drawers and compartments of this authentic 1880's ranch chuckwagon, and you'll find utensils enough to cook a meal or two. Cowboys hauled everything they needed for meals in wagons such as these. The cook ruled this wagon like a king. The wooden cask hauled drinking water; a tarp covering protected the interior from the wind and weather.

press to zoom
Roxa, the Rancher
Roxa, the Rancher

Artist Roxa Medley Robison is also a rancher. Like most ranchers, this native Far West Texan is resourceful and adept at multi-tasking, and there's no telling what she was doing before driving across the ranch to meet you at the gallery.

press to zoom
Adobe Horno
Adobe Horno

Across from OSTG and behind the studio, the ranch kitchen hosts family gatherings and holidays. Roxa and her son, Bill Max Robison built this authentic Native American adobe horno (oven) between the studio and the kitchen. A cherished family tradition is baking Indian bread and pizza in the oven before Christmas.

press to zoom
1880's Chuckwagon
1880's Chuckwagon

Open the drawers and compartments of this authentic 1880's ranch chuckwagon, and you'll find utensils enough to cook a meal or two. Cowboys hauled everything they needed for meals in wagons such as these. The cook ruled this wagon like a king. The wooden cask hauled drinking water; a tarp covering protected the interior from the wind and weather.

press to zoom
1/5

Fine Art Circles Antique Wagons Inside the Davis Mts Gallery