Site C-31 - Interpretive Marker Text
BRANCH: The Wet Route
DESIGNATION: Sept. 9, 1825 Campsite Santa Fe Trail Survey Team.
LOCATION: From the Site C-30 Marker, continue west on U.S. 400 1.5 miles to the marker on the right.
GPS AT MARKER: N37 44.419 -- W99 57.650
TOPOGRAPHICAL EVIDENCE: The drainage described by Sibley is located in the bluff north of the marker.
PHYSICAL EVIDENCE: None
USGS AERIAL PHOTO: Sept. 9, 1825 Campsite Santa Fe Trail Survey Team
MODERN DAY MAP: Santa Fe Trail Map Ford County, Kansas
TOPOGRAPHIC MAP: Topographic Map
HISTORIC DESCRIPTION: Site of the September 9, 1825 campsite of the Santa Fe Trail Survey Team.
DISTANCE: From the September 6-8, 1825 campsite of the Santa Fe Trail Survey Team (Site C-25), 12 miles and 33 chains.
Friday 9th September.
The morning cool and pleasant. Raised our camp & started onward at 10 o'Clk. Proceeded up the river 12 Miles and 33 Chains, and halted on the bank at a point where the Hills close in upon the River, just at the mouth of a Ravine or small drain. The River is wider here than just below, & has many small Islands. The Prairie opposite & for several miles below is low and flat. We were obliged to leave one of the Horses this Morning, Lame, tired, poor and Sick.
COMMENTS: The campsite would have been south of the marker closer to the Arkansas River.
LEGAL DESCRIPTION: SE 1/4, Section 32, T-26-S, R-24-W, Ford County, KS.
Township 26 South of Range 24 West, Ford County, Kansas
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