Old Spanish Trail Marker - Seguin, Texas
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N 29° 34.125 W 097° 57.852
14R E 600332 N 3271448
Quick Description: This grey granite marker is located on the north entrance sidewalk of the Guadeloupe County Courthouse - 211 Court Street (Alternate Highway 90) - in Seguin, Texas.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 10/18/2018 3:33:48 PM
Waymark Code: WMZCB1
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
Views: 10

Long Description:
First the marker. It is a grey, granite marker, erected in 1946, is labeled "Old Spanish Trail". The marker stand on a three stepped, blocked plinth. The marker features a relief carving of a Spanish explorer, in a morion helm and breastplate and leg greaves. He is carrying a long spear. The horse in unarmored. The marker almost looks like a throwback to the earlier art deco style of lettering and art work, even though it was dedicated in 1948.

The marker is a three-fold commemoration.
1.) To the Old Spanish Trail Auto Route that passed right by the Courthouse.
2.) To the Original Spanish Explorers that were on this portion of the route in the early days.
3.) To the Centennial of the formation of the County.

It is definitely distinctive; it is an important marker; and it also is a representation of the times before everyone whizzed by on the interstate.

The marker text reads as follows:

(picture of a star)
- OLD SPANISH TRAIL -
To the Early Spanish Explorers
Who Passed this Way
(picture of a Spanish Explorer)

Cabeza de Vaca - 1528
Francisco Vasquez Coronado - 1540
Alonzo De Leon - 1689
Diego Ramon - 1716

Guadeloupe County
Created
Mar. 30, 1846

Organized
Aug. 7, 1846

Erected - 1946
Submission Criteria:

Period Culture
Distinctive or Significant Interest
Important Milestone or Marker


Address of Waymark:
211 Court Street
Seguin, TX USA
78155


Website with More Information: Not listed

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