The beginning of the BORDER BYWAY intro in the new Texas Tropical Trail Region Map Book - "For nearly 200 miles, the Texas Tropical Trail shares a border with the country of Mexico, from Brownsville in Cameron County to Laredo in Webb County, along the winding banks of the Rio Grande River. For some time in the mid 1840s, on the heels of the declaration of statehood for Texas, this area of the Tropical Trail fell squarely into contention as Mexico recognized the Nueces River as the rightful border between the two countries. The new state of Texas was assisted by General Zachary Taylor who was sent to facilitate the matter, ultimately driving the Mexican Army all the to Mexico City in 1847....". READ MORE in the new Texas Tropical Trail Region Map Book when it is published.
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