Gregg Route, 1840Southwest 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.
|Placed By||Texas Historical Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 10:36am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||14S E 259544 N 3914427|
|Decimal Degrees||35.34420000, -101.64590000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 35° 20.652', W 101° 38.754'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||35° 20' 39.12" N, 101° 38' 45.24" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 111 Unnamed Road, Amarillo TX 79108, US|
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