"THE WET ROUTE"

Site C-2 -- Interpretive Marker Text

Pawnee Fork Crossing Marker
Pawnee Fork Crossing Marker

BRANCH: The Wet Route
DESIGNATION: Pawnee Fork Crossing
LOCATION: From the Site C-1 marker, return east .5 mile to SW Trail Street (U.S. 56) and proceed right .3 mile to the marker on the right.
GPS AT MARKER: N38 10.327 -- W99 06.293
TOPOGRAPHICAL EVIDENCE: Pawnee River.
PHYSICAL EVIDENCE: None.
USGS AERIAL PHOTO: Pawnee Fork Crossing
MODERN DAY MAP: Santa Fe Trail Map Pawnee County, Kansas
TOPOGRAPHIC MAP: Topographic Map
HISTORIC DESCRIPTION: Crossing of Pawnee Fork on The Wet Route.
DISTANCE: From Ash Creek Crossing (Site B-1), 5 miles. Bigham.
COMMENTS: Pawnee Fork (a reference to the stream being a tributary to the Arkansas River) was the usual designation of what is known presently as the Pawnee River.
LEGAL DESCRIPTION: (Crossing) NE 1/4, Section 5, T-22-S, R-16-W, Pawnee County, Kansas.
LEGAL DESCRIPTION: (Marker) NW 1/4, Section 5, T-22-S, R-16-W, Pawnee County, Kansas.

Pawnee Fork Crossing Plaque

Township 22 South of Range 16 West, Pawnee County, Kansas Township 22 South of Range 16 West, Pawnee County, Kansas

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