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Near Archer City in Archer County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

In Vicinity of French Trading Area

 
 
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Photographed By Brian Anderson, November 23, 2021
1. In Vicinity of French Trading Area Marker
Inscription.  In the mid-1700s, Indians of this region met at a trading ground near this site with Frenchmen who brought them manufactured goods, sometimes including guns and ammunition - products denied them by the Spanish who held sovereignty, but could not prevent intrusions from Louisiana. The Spanish explorer Jose Mares on a road-mapping expedition here in 1787 saw evidences of the French. Among noted early-day visitors were Captain R. B. Marcy of the U.S. Army and Indian agent R. S. Neighbors, who camped nearby in 1854 while seeking a good site for an Indian reservation.
 
Erected 1974 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2627.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraExplorationIndustry & CommerceNative Americans.
 
Location. 33° 34.725′ N, 98° 46.889′ W. Marker is near Archer City, Texas, in Archer County. Marker is on Farm to Market Road 210, 0.7 miles east of Dugan Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Archer City TX 76351, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
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Photographed By Brian Anderson, November 23, 2021
2. In Vicinity of French Trading Area Marker
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within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Archer County Copper Mines (approx. 6.4 miles away); Archer County (approx. 8.3 miles away); Archer County Discovery Well (approx. 9.1 miles away); A Jesse James Hideout (approx. 9.1 miles away); Sheriff E. Harrison Ikard (approx. 9.1 miles away); Camp Cureton, C.S.A. (approx. 9.1 miles away); Archer County Jail (approx. 9.1 miles away); Extinct Town of Anarene (approx. 9.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Archer City.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 30, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 30, 2021, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 256 times since then and 200 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 30, 2021, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.

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