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Pine Springs in Culberson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Ruins of "The Pinery" or "Pine Spring" Stage Stand

 
 
The Pinery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Julie Szabo, February 9, 2008
1. The Pinery Marker
Inscription.  Built in 1858 as a station on the Butterfield overland mail route St. Louis to San Francisco · Abandoned in 1859, when the line was shifted to the Davis Mountain route.
 
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 7929.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Butterfield Overland Mail, and the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series lists.
 
Location. 31° 53.599′ N, 104° 49.035′ W. Marker is in Pine Springs, Texas, in Culberson County. Marker is on U.S. 180/62, on the left when traveling east. Several ruins are found along a 0.3 mile interpretive walking trail in Guadalupe Mountains National Park. The trail begins at the Pine Springs Visitor Center. Alternatively, the is a small parking area off the highway next to the marker which allows you to bypass the majority of the walking trail. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Salt Flat TX 79847, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Airmen (here, next to this marker);
The Pinery marker side-by-side with Airmen marker. image. Click for full size.
By Julie Szabo, February 9, 2008
2. The Pinery marker side-by-side with Airmen marker.
Butterfield Overland Mail (within shouting distance of this marker); Groundbreaking for the Pine Springs Visitor Center (approx. 0.3 miles away); The "Committee of Five" (approx. 0.3 miles away); Stephen Tyng Mather (approx. 0.3 miles away); Frijole Historic Site (approx. 1.4 miles away); Frijole School House (approx. 1.4 miles away); Guadalupe Peak (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pine Springs.
 
One of the ruins along the path. image. Click for full size.
By Julie Szabo, February 9, 2008
3. One of the ruins along the path.
Main park entrance sign. image. Click for full size.
By Julie Szabo, February 9, 2008
4. Main park entrance sign.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 24, 2018. It was originally submitted on March 1, 2008, by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida. This page has been viewed 1,371 times since then and 31 times this year. Last updated on April 23, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 1, 2008, by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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