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Home Texas Potter County Amarillo Fort Smith-Santa Fe Trail Gregg Route, 1840

Fort Smith-Santa Fe Trail Gregg Route, 1840

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SH 136, about 12 mi NE of Amarillo, Amarillo, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 35° 20' 39.09649999992", -101° 38' 45.1660099992"
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     Southwest of this marker are dim traces of overland trail to connect river ports of Fort Smith and Van Buren, Ark. with Santa Fe, a trade and travel center since 1609. This road was pioneered by Josiah Gregg, a Santa Fe trader who first passed this point on March 15, 1840. Many goldseekers later used his route--from the summer of 1849, when worldwide fever drew them to California. The Gregg Route, in the days before barbed wire, regularly was traveled by military parties, hunters, and traders. (1964)

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

Fort Smith-Santa Fe Trail Gregg Route, 1840 Historical Marker Location Map, Amarillo, Texas