FORT DAVIS, TX – Explore a forgotten road. Plotted by the army during the California Gold Rush in 1849, San Antonio-El Paso Road stretched 600 miles over West Texas and allowed trade, supplies, and settlers to travel over the country of the Devils River and the Trans-Pecos. It served as a mail route to San Diego and vanished once railroads reached El Paso in the early 1880s. Today it links historical sites: Casa Navarro, Landmark Inn, Fort Lancaster, Fort Davis, and Magoffin Home.
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