"THE PRE-1859 DRY ROUTE"
The Original Dry Route

Site E-11 - Interpretive Marker Text

The Caches Marker

BRANCH: The Pre-1859 Dry Route
DESIGNATION: The Caches
LOCATION: From the Site E-10 marker return to U.S. 50/56 and continue west 11 miles. At this point continue west on U.S. 50 (which bypasses Dodge City, Kansas), 8 miles to U.S 50/400, right 1.3 miles, and right .2 mile to the marker on the left.
GPS AT MARKER: N37 45.655 -- W100 05.279
TOPOGRAPHICAL EVIDENCE: None
USGS AERIAL PHOTO: The Caches
MODERN DAY MAP: Santa Fe Trail Map Ford County, Kansas
TOPOGRAPHIC MAP: Topographic Map
PHYSICAL EVIDENCE: None
HISTORIC DESCRIPTION: Western Terminus of The Wet Route and The Pre-1859 Dry Route. Further information is included in the (Site C-34) Historic Description and Commments.
DISTANCE: From (Site E-7), 36 miles. Josiah Gregg.
COMMENTS: This location is also (Site C-34).
LEGAL DESCRIPTION: NE 1/4, Section 30, T-26-S, R-25-W, Ford County, Kansas.

The Caches Plaque

Township 26 South of Range 25 West, Ford County, Kansas Township 26 South of Range 25 West, Ford County, Kansas

The Pre-1859 Dry Route
Adapted From Josiah Gregg's 1844 Map
The Pre-1859 Dry Route Map

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