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

Capt. Marcy Meets Chief Senaco

 
 
Capt. Marcy Meets Chief Senaco Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 23, 2016
1. Capt. Marcy Meets Chief Senaco Marker
Inscription. In 1849, U.S. Army Captain Randolph B. Marcy was charged with establishing an overland road from Fort Smith, Arkansas to Santa Fe, New Mexico for emigrants seeking gold in California. On October 20, a party of Comanches approached Marcy and his men while they were crossing through Throckmorton County on a southerly return route. Other Native Americans arrived and greeted the trailblazing party. Among those present was Senaco, a high ranking Comanche chief. Marcy and he spoke, and Senaco and others camped with the soldiers before the groups departed on their separate ways. Marcy and Senaco would meet again near here in 1854, while Marcy was on another expedition.
 
Erected 2009 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 16161.)
 
Location. 33° 10.899′ N, 99° 23.367′ W. Marker is near Throckmorton, Texas, in Throckmorton County. Marker is on U.S. 380 3.8 miles west of Texas Highway 222, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Throckmorton TX 76483, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Western Boundary of Peters Colony (approx. 1.7 miles away); Great Western Trail
Capt. Marcy Meets Chief Senaco Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 23, 2016
2. Capt. Marcy Meets Chief Senaco Marker
View to south from US 380
(approx. 11.4 miles away).
 
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View to the East on US 380 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 23, 2016
3. View to the East on US 380
Marker is on right (south) side of highway
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 25, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 189 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 25, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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