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McCamey in Upton County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Mendoza Trail

 
 
Mendoza Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, July 2, 2022
1. Mendoza Trail Marker
Inscription.  Route taken, 1683-1684, by the party of Lt. General Juan Dominguez de Mendoza, whose purpose was to explore the Pecos Plains, obtain pearls from Texas rivers, and Christianize the Jumano Indians. Starting twelve miles below El Paso, the party of thirty-five traveled first southeast, then northeast into Texas, crossing future Upton County. They found 'many pearls' near present-day San Angelo, and at the confluence of the Concho and Colorado rivers, they founded San Clemente Mission. Two centuries later, part of Mendoza's route was taken by the Goodnight Loving Cattle Trail.
 
Erected 1967 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3330.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraExplorationHispanic AmericansRoads & Vehicles.
 
Location. 31° 8.25′ N, 102° 13.065′ W. Marker is in McCamey, Texas, in Upton County. Marker is at the intersection of Santa Fe Street and East 3rd Street (U.S. 67), on the right when traveling east on Santa Fe Street
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. The marker is located in front of the Mendoza Trail Museum next to another Texas State Historical marker. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mc Camey TX 79752, 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. King Mountain (here, next to this marker); Early Humble Camp in Permian Basin (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Nancy Ethie Eagleton (approx. half a mile away); McCamey Junior High School (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Little House on the Corner (approx. 0.7 miles away); McCamey (approx. 1.3 miles away); T.P. Tavern (approx. 1.3 miles away); Bobcat Hills (West of Highway) (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in McCamey.
 
Also see . . .
1. Dominguez de Mendoza, Juan (1631–unknown). Texas State Historical Association (Submitted on July 4, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 

2. Jumano Indians. Texas State Historical Association (Submitted on July 4, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
The Mendoza Trail Marker is on the left image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, July 2, 2022
2. The Mendoza Trail Marker is on the left
The view of the Mendoza Trail Marker from the road image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, July 2, 2022
3. The view of the Mendoza Trail Marker from the road
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 4, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 4, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 193 times since then and 70 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 4, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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