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Lindale in Smith County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Vial-Fragosa Trail

 
 
Vial-Fragosa Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Randal B. Gilbert, December 26, 2015
1. Vial-Fragosa Trail Marker
Inscription. In this vicinity extended the Vial-Fragosa Trail blazed in 1788 by Pierre Vial and Francisco Xavier Fragosa on their way from Santa Fe, New Mexico to Natchitoches, Louisiana
 
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 7766.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
 
Location. 32° 35.113′ N, 95° 28.871′ W. Marker is in Lindale, Texas, in Smith County. Marker is at the intersection of Old Dallas-Shreveport Road (County Road 452) and Old Mineola Highway (County Road 431), on the right when traveling west on Old Dallas-Shreveport Road. Touch for map. The marker is at the northeast corner of this intersection. Marker is in this post office area: Lindale TX 75771, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Flewellen-Thweatt Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Camp of the Army of the Republic of Texas (approx. 1˝ miles away); Site of Flora (approx. 2˝ miles away); Duck Creek Soil Erosion Project (approx. 2.7 miles away); Sabine Methodist Church
Vial-Fragosa Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Randal B. Gilbert, December 26, 2015
2. Vial-Fragosa Trail Marker
(approx. 5˝ miles away); Hubbard Family Cemetery (approx. 5˝ miles away); Whisenhunt-Kinzie House (approx. 6.4 miles away); Bethesda Presbyterian Church and Cemetery (approx. 7˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lindale.
 
Also see . . .  Pedro Vial. Vial was one of the first great pathfinders and explorers of the plains. On the trek referenced by this marker, he traveled from Santa Fe to Natchitoches, a distance of over 800 miles in two months. Fragosa is also known as Cháves. (Submitted on December 26, 2015, by Randal B. Gilbert of Tyler, Texas.) 
 
Categories. ExplorationSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 26, 2015, by Randal B. Gilbert of Tyler, Texas. This page has been viewed 191 times since then and 74 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 26, 2015, by Randal B. Gilbert of Tyler, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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