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Throckmorton in Throckmorton County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Great Western Trail

 
 
Great Western Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 23, 2016
1. Great Western Trail Marker
Inscription. The Great Western Cattle Trail began around 1876. While not as well known as the Chisholm Trail, the Great Western actually moved more longhorns, an estimated 6-7 million to the northern markets. The last cattle drive on the Great Western Trail was in 1894, when 9,000 head of cattle were driven to South Dakota. Today, the Trail roughly parallels US Hwys. 183/283 N. The Great Western Cattle Trail was the setting for the novel and TV Show, “Lonesome Dove.”
 
Location. 33° 10.736′ N, 99° 10.63′ W. Marker is in Throckmorton, Texas, in Throckmorton County. Marker can be reached from N. Minter Avenue (U.S. 283) north of E. Chesnut Street (U.S. 380), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is located at the southwest corner of Pioneer Plaza. Marker is in this post office area: Throckmorton TX 76483, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Throckmorton County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Throckmorton County Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Camp Cooper, C.S.A. (within shouting distance of this marker); Throckmorton County Jail
Great Western Trail Markers image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 23, 2016
2. Great Western Trail Markers
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Throckmorton County (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named Great Western Trail (approx. 2.7 miles away); Bush Knob Massacre (approx. 6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Western Trail. From the Texas State Historical Associationís “Handbook of Texas Online”. (Submitted on March 27, 2016.) 
 
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Pioneer Plaza in Throckmorton image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 23, 2016
3. Pioneer Plaza in Throckmorton
Marker is at southwest corner of the plaza
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 144 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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