Pinta Trail - Fredericksburg, Gillespie County, Texas
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Directions: from Fredericksburg take US 290 E approx. 5.2 miles to rest area
Marker #: 5171010096
Year Dedicated: 1986
Size, type: 18" x 28"
Last reported condition: Fair
Pinta Trail - Origin of the Pinta Trail is attributed to nomadic Plains Indian tribes. Early Spanish and Mexican expeditions followed the general route of the trail, which extended from San Antonio de Bexar to the San saba River near present Menard. A survey by German immigrants in 1845 provided a wagon road over part of the trail, and, after the discovery of gold in California in 1849, the trail was utilized by U.S. Military companies seeking to open new routes to the western states. Use of the trail declined with the advent of railroads in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Texas Sesquicentennial 1836 - 1986
Decimal degrees:  N 30.228180   W -98.808628
Degrees, minutes: N 30 13.691   W 098 48.518
UTM: Zone 14, Easting 518415, Northing 3344085
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