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Near Stamford in Haskell County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

The Mackenzie Trail

 
 
The Mackenzie Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 27, 2015
1. The Mackenzie Trail Marker
Inscription.

Just to the north (1874 - 1900) ran the Mackenzie Trail.

Over a million buffalo hides hauled east, route settlers west.

Main trail between T.P.-F.W. & D’rrys.

Tonkawa Indians guided Mackenzie to defeat Comanches in Tule Canyon, end Indian power in Texas.

Trail died from R.R. - 1900.

Along the trail began Longhorn ranches.
 
Erected 1959 by Mack–Trail Memorial Association. (Marker Number 5374.)
 
Location. 32° 58.239′ N, 99° 48.205′ W. Marker is near Stamford, Texas, in Haskell County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 6 and U.S. 277, on the right when traveling west on State Highway 6. Touch for map. Marker is at the east corner of the intersection of SH 6 and the west side frontage access road for US 277. Marker is in this post office area: Rule TX 79548, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Baptist Church (approx. 1.6 miles away); Swenson Land and Cattle Company Headquarters (approx. 1.8 miles away); Stamford (approx. 1.8 miles away); St. John's Methodist (approx.
Map of the Mackenzie Trail image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 27, 2015
2. Map of the Mackenzie Trail
Close-up of marker
1.9 miles away); First AQHA Show (approx. 2 miles away); "The Poet Ranchman" Larry Chittenden (approx. 2.2 miles away); Texas Cowboy Reunion Oldtimers' Association (approx. 2.2 miles away); Arledge Field (approx. 5.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stamford.
 
More about this marker. The marker states the following:

Erected by Mack–Trail Memorial Association, Bernard Buie

Sculptor R. Saladee, Lettering W.M. Chase
 
Also see . . .  Ranald Slidell Mackenzie. An article from the Texas State Historical Association’s “Handbook of Texas Online” about the U.S. Army officer for whom the trail is named. (Submitted on March 30, 2015.) 
 
Categories. Roads & VehiclesWars, US Indian
 
View to Northwest on State Highway 6 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 27, 2015
3. View to Northwest on State Highway 6
Rear Side of The Mackenzie Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 27, 2015
4. Rear Side of The Mackenzie Trail Marker
US 277 overpass behind marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 30, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 230 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 30, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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