The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 32, July 1928 - April, 1929 Page: 192
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the bend south of Fort Sumner, and then northwest along the
river to the bridge and into Cicuye.
Salt Lakes were encountered on the march to the Pecos. The
most northerly of the salt or alkali lakes of the Llano Estacado
are in Bailey and Lamb Counties, Texas, and in Roosevelt County,
New Mexico. This would bring the line of march south of Clovis.
It should be noted that the course of the Rio Pecos south of Fort
Sumner in DeBaca County, New Mexico, changes from southeast
to slightly west of south. This bend is the nearest point on the
river to the "ravines" of Palo Duro and Tule.
The return march of the army, therefore, was through the
counties of Swisher, Castro, Lamb, and Bailey in Texas, and
Roosevelt, DeBaca, and San Miguel in New Mexico.
I am aware that in outlining this route I may be in error in
some of the details. I am not familiar with the country west of
the Rio Pecos in New Mexico, and my observations must neces-
sarily be confined to that part of the journey that appears to me
to have been made in what is now the Texas Panhandle and in
that part of New Mexico east of the Pecos.
Of this much I am certain: The expedition never left the
Llano Estacado; Palo Duro Cafion and its tributaries are the only
ravines that fit Castafieda's descriptions; the salt lakes are found
only in the southern Llano Estacado; Quivira was on the Canadian
or on some of its tributary creeks at the edge of the plains.
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