Site F-13 - Interpretive Marker Text
BRANCH: The Post-1859 Dry Route
DESIGNATION: Big Coon Creek Crossing
LOCATION: From the Site F-12 Marker, return north 6. mile, left 1 mile, left 4 miles, and right .4 mile to the marker on the right. The crossing is 320 yards southwest of the marker.
GPS AT MARKER: N37 55.674 -- W99 28.016
GPS AT THE CROSSING: N37 55.538 -- W99 28.138
TOPOGRAPHICAL EVIDENCE: Coon Creek
PHYSICAL EVIDENCE: Cutdowns remain on both sides of the stream.
USGS AERIAL PHOTO: Big Coon Creek Crossing
MODERN DAY MAP: Santa Fe Trail Map Edwards County, Kansas
TOPOGRAPHIC MAP: Topographic Map
HISTORIC DESCRIPTION: Crossing of the Big Coon Creek on The Post-1859 Dry Route, a campsite on the stage company's route, the site of an outpost from Fort Larned established in 1867, and the location of a stage station built in 1863.
DISTANCE: From Rock Hollow (Site F-8), 15 miles. Sanderson.
COMMENTS: See (Site E-7) Comments. This location is also (Site E-7).
LEGAL DESCRIPTION: (Marker) SE 1/4, Section 25, T-24-S, R-20-W, Edwards County, Kansas.
LEGAL DESCRIPTION: (Crossing) NW 1/4, Section 36, T-24-S, R-20-W, Edwards County, Kansas.
Big Coon Creek Crossing Looking Southwest From The Marker
Township 24 South of Range 20 West, Edwards County, Kansas
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