BRANCH: The Wet Route
DESIGNATION: Sept. 5, 1825 Campsite Santa Fe Trail Survey Team.
LOCATION: From the Site C-20 Marker, continue west 1.6 miles, left 3 miles and right 2.6 miles to the marker on the left.
GPS AT MARKER: N37 39.696 -- W99 40.682
TOPOGRAPHICAL EVIDENCE: The sandhills on the opposite of the Arkansas River as described by Sibley are much in evidence.
PHYSICAL EVIDENCE: None
USGS AERIAL PHOTO: Sept. 5, 1825 Campsite Santa Fe Trail Survey Team
MODERN DAY MAP: Santa Fe Trail Map Ford County, Kansas
TOPOGRAPHIC MAP: Topographic Map
HISTORIC DESCRIPTION: Sept. 5, 1825 Campsite Santa Fe Trail Survey Team.
DISTANCE: From the Sept. 4, 1825 campsite Santa Fe Trail Survey Team, 12 miles and 27 chains.
Monday 5th September. Morning clear, calm and sultry, Mercury 76 at 8. Started at 9. I rode out to the Hills about 3 Miles, and then kept along upon the high Prairie, nearly parallel with the River about 10 Miles, and returned to the River in the evening. The country not much broken, but very pretty. I saw several Horses and Goats & many Buffalo. From the High Ridges I could see the Sand Hills on the other side of the River. Some of them are quite large, & some quite naked. These when the sun shone bright on them looked like so many Pillars of fire. Distance measured today 12 Miles and 27 Chains.
COMMENTS: The campsite would have been south of the marker closer to the Arkansas River.
LEGAL DESCRIPTION: NW 1/4, Section 36, T-27-S, R-22-W, Ford County, Kansas.
Township 27 South of Range 22 West, Ford County, Kansas
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