Big Tree's Raiding Ground
Road Trip Information
Highway 51 South is the quickest route to Decatur and
passes the vicinity of Ranger Sowell's Keep
Ranch Fight and also the tail end of Big Tree's 1868
Kiowa Raid. A great alternative route is to follow 677 from Saint
Jo to Forestburg and on down 1655 past Sowell's Kenon Ranch Fight
to Alvord then catching 287 to Decatur.
My favorite route is to remain on Highway 82 past Saint
Jo to Nocona. Six miles west is the marker to the Old Red River Ranger
Station and 17 miles north on FM 103 are two markers near the site
of Old Spanish Fort.