Santa Fe Trail Ruts 1821-1872 - Kearny County
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N 37° 58.446 W 101° 11.129
14S E 308041 N 4205194
Quick Description: A Kansas marker 2 3/4 miles west of Deerfield Kansas in a small parking area.
Location: Kansas, United States
Date Posted: 12/7/2008 7:10:57 PM
Waymark Code: WM5AGZ
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member GEO*Trailblazer 1
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Marker Name: Santa Fe Trail Ruts 1821-1872

Marker Type: Other (Please identify in marker text)

Marker text:
Marker is in a small parking area.

Looking east, up and over the bank of the ditch, one can see the wagon ruts of the Santa Fe Trail. You will notice a difference in the color and texture of the grass in the ruts. This is a characteristic of the ruts along the trail. Between Pawnee Rock and and Santa Fe, New Mexico, it was customary for the wagons to tyravel four abreast. This allowed for quicker circling in case of attack. In the distance to the southcan be seen trees lining the banks of the Arkansas River. During the early years of the trail, this was the boundary of the United States and Mexico


Marker Location: Kearny

Year Marker Placed: 01/01/1987

Official Marker Number: 72

Name of agency setting marker: Kansas State Historical Society

Marker Web Address: [Web Link]

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