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.
The Post-1859 Dry Route
POST 1859 TERMINUS OF THE DRY ROUTE
OF THE SANTA FE TRAIL
Following the establishment of Camp On Pawnee Fork (later Fort Larned) in 1859, the Dry Route of the Santa Fe Trail departed the regular route at this point moving southwest to the newly founded fort and the nearby mail station. Previously, the Dry Route's eastern terminus was located a few miles southwest of the Pawnee Fork crossing of the Santa Fe Trrail near present Larned, Kansas.
Santa Fe Trail Research Site
"E-Mail & Home Page"
Larry & Carolyn
St. John, Ks.