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Route of the Old Tascosa-Dodge City Trail

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US 87, about 7 mi. S of Dumas, Dumas, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 35° 47' 17.55471999984", -102° 0' 3.3627899988"
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    Founded 1877, for travel from Tascosa, on the Canadian (25 mi. SW) to Dodge City, Kansas. Tascosa was supply center for hunters and settlers, Panhandle and South Plains; and for LE, LIT, LS and LX Ranches, running large herds of cattle on area's free grass. Tascosa stagecoach, freighters, cattle herds going to market used this road -- also traveled by gamblers, desperadoes, U.S. Marshals and noted frontiersmen. Tascosa had post office, 1878; was county seat, Oldham County, 1880. Town and trail declined after Fort Worth & Denver City Railway built into area, 1887.

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

Route of the Old Tascosa-Dodge City Trail Historical Marker Location Map, Dumas, Texas