History of Fort Dobie
Innskip Station was built of lava rock with gun ports in all the walls and great fireplaces to heat the rooms. As a way-station for travelers and stage coaches along Skinner's Toll Road, it had separate parlors for men and women and in the men's parlor it offered the only bar along the road. Stage coach travelers received food and rest while the teams were changed. It continued to operate as a way-station for some 50 years under a number of owners and the ruins now occupy a fenced off area on a working ranch.
Some ruins and a marker enclosed in a fenced compound next to a working ranch. Nearby is the grave of Jean Baptiste Charbonneau (1805-1866) the son of Sacajawea, born on the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Jean Baptiste died at Innskips Ranch in 1866 and is buried nearby.
Visited: 19 Jul 2017