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Related Historical MarkersMarkers related to Ft. Davis
By Richard Denney, September 10, 2012
Wild Rose Pass Marker in context
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|In early days the Indian trail through these mountains followed the gorge below known as Limpia Canyon. To avoid the floods travelers over the San Antonio - El Paso Road, emigrants, U.S. troops and supply trains, and the mail chose this higher pass . . . — — Map (db m59709) HM|
|Established by Lieut. Col. Washington Seawell with six companies of the Eighth U.S. Infantry in October 1854 for protecting travelers on the San Antonio-El Paso Road.
Named in honor of the then Secretary of War, Jefferson Davis, it was . . . — — Map (db m26357) HM|