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

Fort Smith-Sante Fe Trail

Gregg Route, 1840

 
 
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By Don Morfe, June 21, 1996
1. Fort Smith Sante Fe Trail Marker
Inscription.  Southwest of this marker are dim traces of overland trail to connect river ports of Fort Smith and Van Buren, Ark. with Santa Fe, a trade and travel center since 1609. This road was pioneered by Josiah Gregg, a Santa Fe trader who first passed this point on March 15, 1840. Many goldseekers later used his route--from the summer of 1849, when worldwide "fever" drew them to California. The Gregg Route, in the days before barbed wire, regularly was traveled by military parties, hunters, and traders.
 
Erected 1964 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2018.)
 
Location. 35° 20.652′ N, 101° 38.754′ W. Marker is in Amarillo, Texas, in Potter County. Marker is on State Highway 136 0.6 miles south of Farm to Market Road 293, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Amarillo TX 79108, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Thomas Cree Homesite (approx. 10.7 miles away); A Route 66 Legend (approx. 12.1 miles away); Town of Washburn
Fort Smith Sante Fe Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 21, 1996
2. Fort Smith Sante Fe Trail Marker
(approx. 12.3 miles away); General Ernest O. Thompson (approx. 12.8 miles away); Judge James Nathan Browning (approx. 12.8 miles away); Amarillo Livestock Auction (approx. 12.8 miles away); Gregg Trail (approx. 12.9 miles away); Sacred (approx. 13.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Amarillo.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 2, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 877 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 2, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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