Terlingua’s heyday was in the early part of the 20th century when cinnabar was discovered in the hills. Someone figured out how to extract mercury from the mineral ore & the small boom began. At one point, 2000 folks lived here supplying the country’s need for mercury (explosives) during WWI. The hills are dotted with small adobe/stone dwellings, in varying stages of ruin. The end of the war was the end of Terlingua until the 60’s when youthful meandering types began to settle here. Some of the houses have been repaired & expanded & the “commercial district” has been revived. Definitely a local hot spot! This is where we enjoyed our delicious axis deer burgers & the smallest farmer’s market I have ever seen. The vegetable offerings were leaf lettuce & mixed greens. Still, was a fun diversion for a Saturday morning.