Saturday, April 17, 2021

Historian Discusses Comanche War Trails

Learn more local history on Wednesday, Mar. 9 in the Southlake Town Hall third floor meeting room, 1400 Main Street, as historian John Yates talks about Native American Comanche, known as the greatest light cavalry in the world.

By the late 1700s, the trails the Comanche used in and out of Texas, Mexico and New Mexico came to be known as the Comanche War Trails; books and journals about Western expansion written by California 49’s, the army, cattlemen, the Pony Express, stagecoach line drivers and railroad men included references to the Comanche War Trails in their travels.

The program, sponsored by the Southlake Historical Society, is the last in a three-part series about the Native American Comanche, the earliest residents in our area.

Mr. Yates holds degrees from the University of Texas in Austin and Columbia University and is currently working on a book about the Comanche War Trail.

The program is open to the public. For more information, visit or contact Connie Cooley at 817-223-9606.