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A Century-old Family Reunion

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Photo of a cook shed at Bloys Camp Meeting in 1962 (Photo Courtesy of Steven Meeker)

Every year more than two thousand people pitch up in the Fort Davis Mountains for Bloy's Camp Meeting, a 124-year-old tradition for ranching families in the Big Bend area. The early cowboy camp has grown to a couple hundred houses made from corrugated steel, an open air tabernacle and seven food sheds. With four services a day, the camp is one-part prayer meeting and one-part family reunion. Megan Detrie has the story.