Following the establishment of the Hall Porter mail station and nearby Camp on Pawnee Fork (later Fort Larned), a new road was developed. Replicating The Post-1859 Dry Route southwest of Fort Larned for 3.1 miles, it then took a southerly orientation of 7 miles to merge with The Wet Route near Coon Creek Crossing 1 mile west of Garfield, Kansas.
A portion of the 1872 Campaign Map, State of Kansas prepared by 1st Lt. E. H. Ruffner showing The Fort Larned Military Road branching from The Post-1859 Dry Route and continuing south to Coon Creek Crossing.
BRANCH: The Fort Larned Military Road
DESIGNATION: National Park Service Ruts
LOCATION: From the entrance to the Fort Larned National Historic Site, proceed west .3 mile, left 4 miles, right 1 mile, and left .8 mile to the marker on the left.
GPS AT MARKER: N38 07.083 -- W99 14.443
GPS AT THE RUTS: N38 07.093 -- W99 14.377
TOPOGRAPHICAL EVIDENCE: None
PHYSICAL EVIDENCE: Multiple ruts run the length of this forty-four acre tract 155 yards northeast of the marker.
USGS AERIAL PHOTO: National Park Service Ruts
MODERN DAY MAP: Santa Fe Trail Map Pawnee County, Kansas
TOPOGRAPHIC MAP: Topographic Map
HISTORIC DESCRIPTION: None
LEGAL DESCRIPTION: (Marker) SW 1/4, Section 19, T-22-S, R-17-W, Pawnee County, Kansas
LEGAL DESCRIPTION: (Ruts) SW 1/4, Section 19, T-22-S, R-17-W, Pawnee County, Kansas
Township 22 South of Range 17 West, Pawnee County, Kansas
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