"DRY ROUTE" (Fort Coon & Larned Airport)
DAR Marker Number 60; The Marker was originally set in the southeast part of Kinsley, Kansas. Dedicated on September 3, 1907, the 33rd anniversary of the organization of Edwards County, it commemorates the June 18, 1848, Comanche attack on seventy-six Missouri Volunteers on their way to Mexico. The Missourians armed with breech loading carbines fought off three Comanche charges. The Marker was moved at some point to the west side of Kinsley, Kansas, Near the corner of US 56 & Winchester Street, just east the train engine in the park.
Now in 2005, this marker has once again been moved to in front of the Edwards County Museum entrance.
Section 32, Township 24 South, Range 19 West
GPS: N37 55.032 -- W099 25.345
"WET ROUTE" (Offerle)
DAR Marker Number 61; The Marker was originally set on the Wet Route southeast of Offerle along the Arkansas river. In the fall of 1997, we understand that the landowners would like to return it to its original location in Section 35, Township 25 South, Range 20 West. Watch for this Marker to be moved during 1998, as there is a disproportionate number of Markers on the Dry Route and that was not the intent in 1906. US 50/56 to South Walnut on the west edge of Offerle in the tiny park by the Indian.
Section 7, Township 25 south, Range 20 West
GPS: N37 53.458 -- W099 33.692
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