August Fransal

August Fransal (HM15AK)

Location: Sierra Blanca, TX 79851 Hudspeth County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 10.835', W 105° 21.062'

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(August 9, 1843 - July 30, 1927)

One of the many fearless stage drivers who traveled on the Ben Ficklin Overland Mail Line from San Antonio to El Paso. On this dangerous route, threatened by wild Apaches, Fransal regularly drove his mule-drawn stage.

He served as a Texas Ranger 1881-1882 and in 1883 under Capt. George W. Baylor. He was also a teamster at Fort Davis.

Later he was a hunter, selling fresh game (a welcome substitute for dried, cured meat) in El Paso.
HM NumberHM15AK
Marker Number238
Year Placed1968
Placed ByState Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 5:45pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)13R E 466551 N 3449668
Decimal Degrees31.18058333, -105.35103333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 10.835', W 105° 21.062'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 10' 50.10" N, 105° 21' 3.72" W
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Area Code(s)915
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 306 Brown St, Sierra Blanca TX 79851, US
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