Details for Vicinity of Significant Neighbors Ford Trail

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5389005648


Marker Number 5648
Atlas Number 5389005648
Marker Title Vicinity of Significant Neighbors Ford Trail
Index Entry Neighbors-Ford Trail, Vicinity of Significant
Address US 285, N side of Pecos
City Pecos
County Reeves
UTM Zone 13
UTM Easting 642655
UTM Northing 3479257
Subject Codes roads; cattle, cattle industry topics
Marker Year 1966
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location In Roadside Park on US 285, Northern City Limits of Pecos
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text First wagon road to El Paso from Austin. Opened 1849 by Maj. Robert S. neighbors and Dr. John S. "Rip" Ford, Texas Rangers and leading statesmen. With Indian guides Jime Shaw (a Delaware) and Guadalupe (a Comanche), they left the Pecos, followed Toyah Creek to Davis Mountains, then went west to the Rio Grande. On the return past Guadalupe Peak, Pecos River and Horsehead Crossing, rations gave out and they ate roasted mescal roots, panther and horse meat. Their route had water and wood and became a great stage, military and emigrant road. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, 1966.

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