San Antonio-California Trail - Van Horn, Culberson County, Texas
Address: Roadside Park, 3 mi W of Van Horn on U.S. 80
Marker #: 5109012657
Year Dedicated: 1968
Size, type: 18" x 28"
Last reported condition: No report
San Antonio-California Trail - (Three miles south) One of Texas' first cross-country wagon trails. The San Antonio-El Paso section of this route was surveyed in 1848 by a party under the intrepid Indian fighter Jack Hays. Used first by emigrants and gold-seekers, it became part of the San Antonio-San Diego mail line (1857), one of America's pioneer mail services. Passengers on the line paid $200 (one-way) to share a swaying Concord coach with 600 pounds of mail and braved bandits, dust, floods, and Indians to spend 27 days traveling 1,500 miles. Service ended in 1861 at the outbreak of the Civil War.
Decimal degrees:  N 31.037157   W -104.896258
Degrees, minutes: N 31 02.229   W 0104 53.775
UTM: Zone 13, Easting 509900, Northing 3433724
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