Waco in McLennan County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Bosque River Crossing of the 1841 Texan Santa Fe Expedition
Sent by the Republic of Texas President Mirabeau B. Lamar to establish trade and expand Texas' legal boundaries, the members of the 1841 Texan Santa Fe Expedition met with a number of hardships endeavoring to carry out their mission. On July 6, 1841, the expedition crossed the Bosque River near this site with great difficulty due to the steep river banks. Finally reaching New Mexico in September after enduring Indian attacks and a lack of food and supplies, the travelers were captured by Mexican troops and marched to prison in Mexico City.
Marker is property of the State of Texas
Erected 1992 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 465.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Exploration • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 31° 36.489′ N, 97° 18.408′ W. Marker is in Waco, Texas, in McLennan County. Marker is on Eichelberger Crossing, on the right when traveling north. The marker is located right outside the entrance to the Lake Waco Wetlands. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1752 Eichelberger Crossing Road, Crawford TX 76638, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Willow Grove Community Cemetery (approx. 4 miles away); Speegleville Baptist Church (approx. 4.3 miles away); First United Methodist Church of Waco (approx. 7.9 miles away); Central Presbyterian Church (approx. 9.1 miles away); Crawford (approx. 9½ miles away); William Cameron Park (approx. 10 miles away); The Cottonland Castle (approx. 10.2 miles away); Stanford Chapel Cemetery (approx. 10.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Waco.
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Also see . . .
1. The Texan-Santa Fe Expedition. The Texas Historical Commission article on the Texan-Santa Fe Expedition with a focus on it's leader José Antonio Navarro (Submitted on September 30, 2020, by Kevin Hoch of Waco, Texas.)
2. Texan-Santa Fe Expedition at Wikipedia. (Submitted on September 30, 2020, by Kevin Hoch of Waco, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 30, 2020, by Kevin Hoch of Waco, Texas. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photo 1. submitted on September 30, 2020, by Kevin Hoch of Waco, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.