Eddie Lanham
Military Road
Thu May 19, 14:17

Thanks Robert for that information on Silas St. John. From San Antonio, the Military Road and Postal Route ran west to Ft. Inge, just south of current Uvalde, and beyond, then turned towards El Paso. If you are a "Rut-nut" there are many sections that can still be seen. On my next trip on I-10 west from San Antonio, I will stop at Ft. Lancaster to view some of the remaining wagon ruts.
See short video on Big Foot here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKCzvEb5vps

    • The Jackass mail routeRobert Buckley, Thu May 19 7:49
      In 1857, a year before the massacre at Dragoon Springs, the lone survivor of the massacre, Silas St. John, helped layout and manage the San Antonio to San Diego mail route ( The Jackass mail route). ... more
      • MemorialEddie Lanham, Thu May 19 14:43
        Memorial for Silas St. John: SILAS ST. JOHN CARRIED THE FIRST EASTBOUND OVERLAND MAIL OUT OF SAN DIEGO, FROM CARRIZO CREEK TO FORT YUMA NOV, 16, 1857. ON SEPT. 9, 1858, IN A LONE-HANDED DEFENSE OF T... more
        • Re: MemorialRobert Buckley, Fri May 20 18:39
          Eddie, Benjamin P. Cheney,jr, a director of Wells Fargo, had that Memorial inscribed on a bronze plaque and placed on Silas St. John’s headstone in 1941. Sadly, several years later the bronze plaque w... more
          • WellsEddie Lanham, Sat May 21 3:31
            Interesting!
      • Military Road — Eddie Lanham, Thu May 19 14:17
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