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Near Dumas in Moore County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Route of Tascosa-Dodge City Trail

 
 
Route of Tascosa-Dodge City Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 26, 2018
1. Route of Tascosa-Dodge City Trail Marker
Inscription. As ranchers and merchants settled in this part of Texas during the 1870s, the need for a direct supply line became evident. This trail was established in 1877 for cattle drives and freight hauls from Tascosa (38 mi. SW) to markets in Dodge City, Kansas. It also served as a stagecoach and mail route. The town of Tascosa received a post office in 1878 and was the Oldham County seat from 1880 until 1915. The coming of the railroad in 1887 led to the decline of the town and to the abandonment of the Tascosa-Dodge City Trail.
 
Erected 1966 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4372.)
 
Location. 35° 51.642′ N, 101° 45.889′ W. Marker is near Dumas, Texas, in Moore County. Marker is on Texas Route 152 1.6 miles west of Keith Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dumas TX 79029, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Moore County (approx. 12.9 miles away); Route of the Old Tascosa-Dodge City Trail (approx. 12.9 miles away).
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .  Texas State Historical Association article on trail.
Route of Tascosa-Dodge City Trail Marker looking north. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 26, 2018
2. Route of Tascosa-Dodge City Trail Marker looking north.
(Submitted on July 12, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
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The view east on State Route 152. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 26, 2018
3. The view east on State Route 152.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 12, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 12, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 46 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 12, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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