BRANCH: The Post-1859 Dry Route
DESIGNATION: Dinner Station
LOCATION: From the Site F-14 Marker, return to the road and continue west 1.5 miles and left 1 mile to the marker on the left.
GPS AT MARKER: N37 51.338 -- W99 35.320
TOPOGRAPHICAL EVIDENCE: None
PHYSICAL EVIDENCE: None
USGS AERIAL PHOTO: Dinner Station
MODERN DAY MAP: Santa Fe Trail Map Ford County, Kansas
TOPOGRAPHIC MAP: Topographic Map
HISTORIC DESCRIPTION: A campsite on the stage company's route.
DISTANCE: From Big Coon Creek, 8 miles.
Excerpted From Distances From Lawrence
Kansas to Fort Lyon, Colorado Territory
To Miles Fort Larned 32 Rock Hollow 9 Big Coon Creek 15 Dinner Station 8 Arroyo Blanco 8 Little Coon Creek 4 Arkansas River 10 Adkin(s)'s Ranch (Site of Ft. Dodge) 1 Lawrence Kansas Weekly Tribune January 25, 1866
COMMENTS: By conjecture, this site was used to prepare meals for stage passengers. The marker is placed 1/2 mile southeast of the Santa Fe Trail according to the original township survey map.
LEGAL DESCRIPTION: SW 1/4, Section 24, T-25-S, R-21-W, Ford County, Kansas.
Township 25 South of Range 21 West, Ford County, Kansas"
"Marker Project Index"
Santa Fe Trail Research Site
"E-Mail & Home Page"
Larry & Carolyn
St. John, Ks.