Site F-24 - Interpretive Marker Text
BRANCH: The Post-1859 Dry Route
DESIGNATION: Junction of The Post-1859 Dry Route with The Wet Route
LOCATION: From the Site F-23 Marker, return east .1 mile, right 1 mile, right 4 miles, left 1.8 miles to U.S. 400, and right 3 miles to the marker on the right.
GPS AT MARKER: N37 43.618 -- W99 55.187
GPS AT THE RUTS: N37 43.764 -- W99 54.989
GPS FOR RUTS FROM U.S. 400: N37 43.257 -- W99 54.989
TOPOGRAPHICAL EVIDENCE: None
PHYSICAL EVIDENCE: Multiple ruts are in evidence proceeding down the hillside 300 yards northeast of the marker.
USGS AERIAL PHOTO: Junction of The Post-1859 Dry Route with The Wet Route
MODERN DAY MAP: Santa Fe Trail Map Ford County, Kansas
TOPOGRAPHIC MAP: Topographic Map
HISTORIC DESCRIPTION: At this point, The Post-1859 Dry Route and Wet Route merged.
DISTANCE: From Little Coon Creek crossing (Site F-22), 10 miles (allowing for 1 mile deducted from mileage to Fort Dodge). Sanderson.
COMMENTS: This location is also (Site C-29). An earlier junction of The Wet and Dry Routes was located 10 miles west at The Caches.
LEGAL DESCRIPTION: SW 1/4, Section 2, T-27-S, R-24-W, Ford County, Kansas.
Township 27 South of Range 24 West, Ford County, Kansas
The Post-1859 Dry Route
Adapted from 1st Lt. E. H. Ruffner's 1872 Campaign Map
of the State of Kansas.
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