West Texas Trails Association Original photo courtesy Dave Leiker  

West Texas Trails Association
OCTOBER 19-20, 2018
Quanah, Texas

1886 photo Quanah Parker parade in Quanah TX West Texas Trails Association will meet in historic QUANAH, TEXAS for its fifth annual tour and conference. Quanah has a long history of association with trails. In 1875 Quanah Parker camped at a small creek just southwest of current-day Quanah with the last of the Quahadah band of Comanches coming into the reservation at Fort Sill. Just 4 years later a stage line ran through the area to Mobeetie, Texas. The city, located on U.S. Highway 287 between the Red and Pease rivers in central Hardeman County, was named for Comanche chief Quanah Parker. W.J. Jones, who arrived in 1884, was the first settler. The Fort Worth and Denver City Railway surveyed the townsite in 1884 and began selling lots a year later.

Quanah Texas Museum Between 1886 and his death in 1911, Quanah Parker visited his namesake city many times. And his descendants have continued to visit. Several are scheduled to attend the West Texas Trails Tour and Conference at the 3 Rivers Ballroom in downtown Quanah Saturday, October 20, 2018. JOIN US.

There are many historic places and attractions in and around Quanah that will be included in the Friday, October 19, 2018 tour. See the schedule below for information about this tour.

The conference on Saturday, October 20, 2018 will cover subjects from Indian and cattle trails to stagecoach and railroad routes. Special speakers will be featured at this conference and honored at a reception Friday evening, October 19th. Further information about schedule and program are below.

Click here to register and pay online through HistoryPartners.com (they process our registration and membership fees).

Be sure to put October 19-20 on your calendar - come join the fun and fellowship.

Memberships in the West Texas Trails Association are $30.00. Mail application and check to West Texas Trails, P.O. Box 221, Pittsburg, TX 75686
Click here for a printable Membership Application Form or click here to register and pay online.

For information or questions contact Robert Hall, West Texas Trails Executive Director at westtexastrails@gmail.com or call 903-261-1044

2018 Annual West Texas Trails:
* Historical Tour Oct 19 in Quanah
* Reception Oct 19 in Quanah.
* Conference Oct 20 in Quanah.
Click here to register and pay online

West Texas Trails
Tour and Conference
Oct 19-20, 2018
Quanah, TX

FRIDAY, October 19, 2018
West Texas Trails TOUR
- $25
8:15 a Meet at Hardeman County Museum, 102 Mercer Street
8:15 a Tour Hardeman County Historical Museum
9:30 a Travel to Medicine Mounds
10:00 a Cedar Blessing offered at Medicine Mounds by Ron Parker, Great Grandson of Quanah Parker
10:45 a Tour Medicine Mounds Museum and Historical Buildings
11:30 a Travel from Medicine Mounds to Copper Breaks
12:00 n Eat Lunch at Copper Breaks State Park
12:30 p Tour Copper Breaks Museum and Park
2:00 p Travel back to Quanah
2:30 p Visit Hardeman County Courthouse and historic churches
3:45 p Visit graves of four Texas Rangers at Quanah Cemetery
5:15 p Travel back to Hardeman County Historical Museum by 5:30 p

6:30 - 8:30 p Reception at 3 Rivers Foyer, 216 Main Street, Quanah, Texas
Meet this year's speakers and authors.

Click here to register and pay online through HistoryPartners.com (they process our registration and membership fees).

SATURDAY, October 20, 2018
West Texas Trails CONFERENCE
- $20
3 Rivers Ballroom, 216 Main St, Quanah, TX
8:00 a Registration and Exhibits
8:45 a Welcome Bob Saul
9:00 a "Red River Meteorite Trail" Robin Cole Jett, Red River Historian
9:45 a "History of Medicine Mounds" Emily Stone
10:05 a Break and Buy a Book!
10:25 a "Hardeman County: Tidbits and Trails" Fred Simmons and James Fuquay
10:45 a "Growth of Cattle Trail Industry in Texas" Annalon Gilbreath
11:10 a "The Old Chisholm Trail: From Cow Path to Tourist Stop" Wayne Ludwig
11:40 n Lunch on your own at local restaurants
1:00 p "Where Are We?" Bob Saul
1:15 p "Frank Reaugh Art Trail" Bob Reitz
2:10 p "Documenting Trails, The Living Water Trail and Beyond" Delores Mosser
2:40 p Business meeting and raffle Bob Saul, West Texas Trails Association
2:55 p Break and Buy a Book!
3:10 p "Pictorial History of QA&P" Steve Goen
3:30 p "The Trails of the Orphan Trains" Marisue Potts
3:55 p "Last Comanche Campsite as Free People" Bob Saul
4:20 p "Comanche Pride in Quanah" Lance Tahmahkera, Great-great Grandson of Quanah Parker
4:35 a "The Lord's Prayer in Comanche" Austin McClung, Great-great-great Grandson of Quanah Parker
4:40 p "Comanche Blessing" Don Parker, Great Grandson of Quanah Parker, with Glen Leming
5:00 p End of Conference

Click here to register for Tour/Conference and pay online through HistoryPartners.com (they process our registration and membership fees).

Do you need a hotel room for this conference?
Ask for West Texas Trails rate at these two hotels:
Best Western Inn, 1100 W 11th Street, Quanah
940-663-2757 $80 plus tax (Breakfast included)

Casa Royale Motel, 1500 W 11th Street, Quanah
940-663-6341 $50 plus tax (Cafe across street)

Click here to register for tour/conference and pay online through HistoryPartners.com (they process our registration and membership fees).
mail your registration: Click here to print Tour/Conference registration form
you can also register at the door.

westtexastrails at gmail.com