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Interpritive Markers Sample
Wet/Dry Routes Markers

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.

Jackson's Island
The Wet Route
Jackson's Island Marker       Jackson's Island Text


Jackson's Island located south of this point on the south bank of the Arkansas River was a heavily timbered peninsula. There, on June 30, 1843, a detachment of the First Dragons under the command of Capt. Phillip St. George Cooke disarmed mercenaries commanded by Col. Jacob Snively dispatched by the Republic of Texas to raid Mexican wagon trains on the Santa Fe Trail.

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