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Lunch and Learn: Trammel's Trace with author, Gary Pinkerton

Gary Pinkerton, authorThursday, March 30, 2017Trammel's Trace: The First Road to Texas from the North book cover
12 to 1 p.m.

Culinary Café on the SFA Campus, Education Annex, Room 121
Tickets are $10 each. Seating is limited and tickets must be purchased in advance.

Trammel’s Trace, named for Nicholas Trammell, was the first route from the United States into the northern boundaries of Spanish Texas. From the Great Bend of the Red River it intersected with El Camino Real in Nacogdoches. By the early nineteenth century, Trammel’s Trace was largely a smuggler’s trail that delivered horses and contraband into the region. It was a microcosm of the migration, lawlessness, and conflict that defined the period. Evidence of Trammel’s Trace remains across seven Texas counties. Pinkerton and a group of fellow “rut nuts” are actively engaged in educating and informing landowners to enlist their support in preserving this part of history. Copies of Pinkerton’s book on the trace will be available for purchase.

The Culinary Café is a learning laboratory featuring cuisine prepared by SFA Hospitality students under the direction of Chef Todd Barrios, CEC. The hospitality administration program at SFA prepares leaders to enter the diverse field of hospitality. For more information about our program and major, click here, or email Dr. Chay Runnels, program coordinator, at

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