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Near Enochs in Bailey County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

La Pista de Vida Agua

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, April 29, 2014
1. La Pista de Vida Agua Marker
Inscription. La Pista de Vida Agua (Trail of Living Water) crossed the Llano Estacado, linking several lakes in the region. Three lakes in Bailey County lie along the trail: Coyote Lake, where the Mackenzie Expedition camped; Monument Lake; and White Lake in Muleshoe National Wildlife Refuge. By the late 1700s, a trading route, known as the Comanchero Trail, developed along the road. In the late 1800s, the Ft. Sumner Wagon Road, leading from Colorado City (Mitchell Co.) to Ft. Sumner, New Mexico, where it turned north to join the Santa Fe Trail, overlapped La Pista de Vida Agua. By 1881, a mail route followed the trail. Today, the lakes, which had been used since prehistoric times, no longer provide water, as there is only seepage from springs that once flowed freely.
 
Erected 2008 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 14460.)
 
Location. 33° 54.73′ N, 102° 45.408′ W. Marker is near Enochs, Texas, in Bailey County. Marker is on State Highway 214 0.2 miles south of Farm to Market Road 37, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Enochs TX 79324, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow
La Pista de Vida Agua Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 29, 2014
2. La Pista de Vida Agua Marker
flies. Muleshoe National Wildlife Refuge (approx. 2.8 miles away); Enochs Cemetery (approx. 2.9 miles away); Buffalo Soldier Tragedy of 1877 (approx. 11.6 miles away); Morton Memorial Cemetery (approx. 11.7 miles away); Cochran County (approx. 12.9 miles away).
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 334 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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