With their indepth research of the Santa Fe Trail, the Wet/Dry Routes Chapter felt some sites and trails needed more information. With this in mind the Chapter has placed in prominent locations along the Santa Fe Trail, "Interpretive Markers" to do just that. On these pages you will find a photo of the markers and the text placed on them.
Mulberry Creek Ford & Campsite
The Wet Route
CONFLUENCE WITH THE ARKANSAS RIVER
South of this point is the confluence of Mulberry Creek and the Arkansas River. There in 1823, the Cooper party crossed the Arkansas to pursue Mulberry Creek to the southwest becoming hopelessly lost, the party suffering from thirst, finally made their way back to the Arkansas. There also the U.S. Survey Team camped on September 6-8
Santa Fe Trail Research Site
"E-Mail & Home Page"
Larry & Carolyn
St. John, Ks.