Michael has a BA in History & American Studies and an MSc in American History from the University of Edinburgh. He comes from a proud military family and has spent most of his career as an educator in the Middle East and Asia. His passion is travel, and he seizes any opportunity to share his experiences in the most immersive way possible, whether at sea or on the land.

Palo Pinto County, Texas
337 through Hwy. 4


If you'd like to take a historically significant short cut back to the Metroplex, you can follow Hwy. 4S from Graford into Palo Pinto. This short trip will take you across the Brazos at Rochelle's Landing, outfitters for river trips. In the distance beyond the river bank to the northeast is approximately where Choctaw Tom's band was massacred. The event is generally credited as marking the beginning of the end of the reservation system in Texas.

Map of Finis to Palo Pinto Road Trip

There is a historical marker to George Webb Slaughter on the east side of Hwy. 4 as it begins to climb out of Dark Valley.

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