"THE POST-1866 DRY ROUTE"

     By 1866, the third variant of The Dry Route was developed. Beginning at the same point as The Post-1859 Dry Route, The Post-1866 Dry Route ran southwest to follow the north bank of the Pawnee Fork to Fort Larned. From Fort Larned, it replicated The Post-1859 Dry Route to the southwest.

Site H-1 - Interpretive Marker Text
Branch: The Post-1866 Dry Route
Designation: Eastern Terminus of The Post-1866 Dry Route.
Location: From 14th Street and Toles Ave. in Larned, proceed north 2 miles, right 1 mile and left .6 mile to the marker on the left.
GPS at Marker: N38 13.573 -- W99 04.646
GPS at the Single Farmyard Rut: N38 13.616 -- W99 04.553
Physical Evidence: A single rut is located in the farmyard 1/4 mile south of the marker.
Historic Information, Maps, and Photos:

Site H-2 -- Interpretive Marker
Branch: The Post-1866 Dry Route
Designation: Departure Point to The Post-1859 Dry Route.
Location: From the Site H-1 Marker, return south .6 mile, right 3 miles, left 2 miles to K-156, and right 4 miles to the marker on the right.
GPS at Marker: N38 11.441 -- W99 12.200
Physical Evidence: None
Historic Information, Maps, and Photos:

     From this Site, H-2, The Post-1866 Dry Route continued west to follow Pawnee Fork around the northwest corner of Fort Larned, crossing the river at the southwest corner of the post near the sutler's store. From Fort Larned, The Post-1866 Dry Route replicated The Post-1859 Dry Route to the southwest.

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