Details for Comanche War Trail (Atlas Number 5135000996)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5135000996


Marker Number 996
Atlas Number 5135000996
Marker Title Comanche War Trail
Index Entry Comanche War Trail
City Odessa
County Ector
UTM Zone 13
UTM Easting 755595
UTM Northing 3530439
Subject Codes roads; Native Americans
Marker Year 1964
Marker Location (Access. Rd on Bus. IH 20, East of loop 338, near entrance to Sunset Memorial Gardens) Odessa
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text A Barred, Bristling flying wedge--the Comanches--Rode into 18th century Texas, driving the Wichitas and Caddoes East, the Apaches West, becoming lords of the south plains. Harassed the Spanish and Anglo-Americans along frontier from Corpus Christi on the Gulf up to the Red River. Wrote their name in blood clear down to Zacatecas, Mexico. Captured women, children and horses along their road of blood, tears and agony. Many roads converged into the great Comanche war trail, which passed about 20 miles southeast of this marker.