Terlingua

Mercury was discovered here in 1890, and soon a thriving city was devoted to extracting the rich red ore (cinnabar). Only remnants of rock and adobe buildings remain now. Today, the area includes leisure homes, a country store, a few accommodations, a couple of restaurants and the Terlingua Ranch Resort. On the first Saturday in November, about 5,000 "chiliheads" converge on the area for the International Championship Chili cook-offs.

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Terlingua

Big Bend Area, TX
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