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Near Crosbyton in Crosby County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Main Supply Camp on Historic Mackenzie Trail

(3 mi. SE)

 
 
Main Supply Camp on Historic Mackenzie Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 9, 2017
1. Main Supply Camp on Historic Mackenzie Trail Marker
Inscription. Trail followed by Gen. Ranald Mackenzie, U.S. 4th Cavalry in 1871 frontier campaign. He camped at Dewey Lake after brush with Indians.

In 1872, he was again ordered to ferret out the Comanches.

From his main supply camp on Brazos River Freshwater Fork (now White River), he launched a drive against Quanah Parker.

Ended with fights in Palo Duro and Tule Canyons, last battles between Indians and Cavalry in this area; opened the Plains to white settlement.
 
Erected 1967 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 3190.)
 
Location. 33° 39.872′ N, 101° 10.532′ W. Marker is near Crosbyton, Texas, in Crosby County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 82 and Farm to Market Road 2591, on the right when traveling west on U.S. 82. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Crosbyton TX 79322, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Texas Ranger Campsite (here, next to this marker); Two-Buckle Ranch Headquarters (here, next to this marker); Old Dewey Lake (here, next to this marker); Crosbyton Cemetery (approx. 2 miles away);
Four historical markers at the intersection of highway US-82 and Farm to Market road 2591. image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 9, 2017
2. Four historical markers at the intersection of highway US-82 and Farm to Market road 2591.
Main Supply Camp on Historic Mackenzie Trail Marker
Texas Ranger Campsite Marker
Two-Buckle Ranch Headquarters Marker
Old Dewey Lake Marker
J. J. Pierce (approx. 2.1 miles away); Lamar Family (approx. 2.1 miles away); Crosby County (approx. 3.6 miles away); The Rock House (approx. 3.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Crosbyton.
 
Categories. Native AmericansRoads & VehiclesWars, US Indian
 
Main Supply Camp on Historic Mackenzie Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 9, 2017
3. Main Supply Camp on Historic Mackenzie Trail Marker
View north on Farm to Market road 2591.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 7, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 7, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 68 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 7, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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