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History of the Tropical Trail Region

Excerpt from the original Texas Tropical Trail (1970) brochure:

“The Texas Tropical Trail is charted through a vast area of coastal plains and fertile croplands, past sparkling Gulf waters and Spanish-style homes on palm-lined avenues. Along 726 miles the Trail bisects busy cities, then returns to a countryside filled with citrus groves, or spans immense, brushy ranchlands. Anywhere the land may be dotted with oil wells, pumping stations and refineries.

The Texas Tropical Trail takes on an international air as it skirts the Republic of Mexico and investigates the colorful heritage we share with that friendly neighbor….”

Above: The cover of the original trail region brochure. To view the entire original 1970 Texas Department of Transportation Texas Tropical Trail brochure, click here.

To view our new brochure, click here.