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

Emigrant Trail

Gateway to The West

 
 
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Photographed By Bill Kirchner, November 12, 2017
1. Emigrant Trail Marker
Inscription.  Road of stubborn seekers of 1849 California gold fields and better life. Bringing the old, infant, the yet unborn and all worldly goods, family wagons entered Texas at Preston, on Red River, to go southwest via springs (including some now in Monahans Sandhills Park) to Emigrants' Crossing on the Pecos, then upriver and west through Guadalupe Pass to El Paso. Old wagon parts by the trail tell of some disasters.

Capt. R. B. Marcy in 1849 and Capt. John Pope in 1854 made Army surveys of the trail. It passed near this spot.
 
Erected 1964 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 1472.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationRoads & Vehicles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1849.
 
Location. 31° 54.774′ N, 102° 23.633′ W. Marker is in Odessa, Texas, in Ector County. Marker is on Andrews Highway, 0.2 miles north of East Yukon Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Odessa TX 79765, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. West Texas Relays (approx. 1.8 miles
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away); El Paso Natural Gas Company's First Compressor Transmission Engine (approx. 1.9 miles away); The Cable Tool Rig (approx. 1.9 miles away); Permian Basin Oil Show (approx. 2.1 miles away); Permian Basin Fair & Exposition (approx. 2.1 miles away); Odessa Chuck Wagon Gang (approx. 2.1 miles away); The Permian Basin (approx. 2.1 miles away); E.G. Rodman, Sr. (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Odessa.
 
Emigrant Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, November 12, 2017
2. Emigrant Trail Marker
Emigrant Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, November 12, 2017
3. Emigrant Trail Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 23, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 23, 2018, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 386 times since then and 107 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 23, 2018, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.

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