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Route of Jones and Plummer Trail

 
 
Route of Jones & Plummer Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 16, 2016
1. Route of Jones & Plummer Trail Marker
Inscription. Established about 1874, when used by the freighting firm of Ed Jones and Joe Plummer to haul tons of buffalo hides from their general store in Lipscomb County to Dodge City, Kansas.

Also, in its early days, this trail carried crucial supplies to Generals Nelson Miles and Philip Sheridan during their famous 1874 Indian campaign.

Materials for building Fort Elliott, at Mobeetie, also came over the trail. The fort then became southern terminus for the route; Dodge City, northern.

In its later years (until 1885), it became a cattle trail.
 
Erected 1968 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 4368.)
 
Location. 36° 27.338′ N, 100° 31.851′ W. Marker is in Booker, Texas, in Lipscomb County. Marker is at the intersection of Texas Route 15 and Texas Route 23, on the right when traveling west on State Route 15. Click for map. Marker is on the northeast corner. Marker is in this post office area: Booker TX 79005, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Booker (here, next to this marker); Heart Cemetery (approx. 1.5 miles away); No Man's Land
Route of Jones & Plummer Trail Marker <i>on the right</i> image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 16, 2016
2. Route of Jones & Plummer Trail Marker on the right
Booker Marker is on the left.
(approx. 3.2 miles away in Oklahoma); Darrouzett Cemetery (approx. 10.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Jones and Plummer Trail. During the peak freight years of 1880 to 1886 the Jones and Plummer trail provided a crucial conduit for the materials needed to sustain such important projects as the building of Fort Elliott. Troops in the field, hunters, ranchers, homesteaders, and towns also depended on the goods that passed along the Jones and Plummer Trail. At times, the sheer volume of freight was remarkable. (Submitted on April 2, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.) 
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 164 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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