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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.

Post-Wet Route
September 10-21, 1825 Campsite of the Santa Fe Trail Marker       September 10-21, 1825 Campsite of the Santa Fe Trail Text

TEAM SEPT. 10-21, 1825

Camping near this location Sept. 10, 1825, the survey team remained through September 21 waiting for a courier with information from the U. S. Government as how to proceed further. West of the 100th meridian which surveyor Joseph Brown had mistakenly identified as being at this point and south of the Arkansas river was Mexican territory where the survey team had no permission to enter. Receiving no such information, the team divided with commissioner George Sibley, surveyor Brown, interpreter William Williams, nine men, and Sibley’s servant Abram continuing on with the survey. The other two commissioners, Benjamin Reeves and Thomas Mather with secretary Archibald Gamble and the rest of the team returned to Missouri.

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