BRANCH: The Wet Route
DESIGNATION: Fowler Ruts
LOCATION: From the Site C-21 Marker, continue west 1 mile. Left of this point 403 yards is the marker.
GPS AT MARKER: N37 39.492 -- W99 41.808
GPS FROM NEAREST COUNTY ROAD: N37 39.695 -- W99 41.808
GPS AT BLACK POOL: N37 39.305 -- W99 41.567
GPS FOR BLACK POOL FROM NEAREST COUNTY ROAD: N37 39.695 -- W99 41.567
TOPOGRAPHICAL EVIDENCE: To the southeast of the marker about 1/2 mile is a spring known locally as Black Pool.
PHYSICAL EVIDENCE: Multiple ruts run from the southeast through this section passing the above mentioned spring and approaching the marker.
USGS AERIAL PHOTO: Fowler Ruts
MODERN DAY MAP: Santa Fe Trail Map Ford County, Kansas
TOPOGRAPHIC MAP: Topographic Map
HISTORIC DESCRIPTION: None
COMMENTS: The spring mentioned above has never been identified from any primary source as Black Pool. Two contemporary accounts describe it generically.
LEGAL DESCRIPTION: NE 1/4, Section 35, T-27-S, R-22-W, Ford County, Kansas.
Township 27 South of Range 22 West, Ford County, Kansas
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