Site C-34 - Interpretive Marker Text
BRANCH: The Wet Route
DESIGNATION: The Caches
LOCATION: From the Site C-33 Marker, return east on Kettle Way 1 mile, left .2 mile to U.S. 50, left 1 mile and right .2 miles to the marker on the left.
GPS AT MARKER: N37 45.655 -- W100 05.279
TOPOGRAPHICAL EVIDENCE: None
PHYSICAL EVIDENCE: None
USGS AERIAL PHOTO: The Caches
MODERN DAY MAP: Santa Fe Trail Map Ford County, Kansas
TOPOGRAPHIC MAP: Topographic Map
HISTORIC DESCRIPTION: The Caches was a hiding place for trade goods stored by the Baird/Chambers party in 1823. The site was also the original western junction of The Wet and Dry Routes and a campsite on Folsom's table of distances.
DISTANCE: From Small Drain (Site C-27), 20 miles, Folsom.
COMMENTS: The nearby house is reputedly built on the site of The Caches. [This site is now being turned into a housing development - 2007] This location is also (Site E-11).
LEGAL DESCRIPTION: NE 1/4, Section 30, T-26-S, R-25-W, Ford County, Kansas.
Township 26 South of Range 25 West, Ford County, Kansas
Adapted From Lt. William H. Emory's 1847 Map.
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