By 1866, a third variant of The Dry Route was developed. Beginning at the same point as The Post-1859 Dry Route, (Site F-1), The Post-1866 Dry Route ran southwest to follow the north bank of the Pawnee Fork to Fort Larned, Kansas. From Fort Larned, it replicated The Post-1859 Dry Route to the southwest.
A portion of 1st Lt. M. R. Brown's 1867 map of the Fort Larned area showing The Post-1859 Dry Route departing Fort Larned to the southwest.
Site H-1 - Interpretive Marker Text
BRANCH: The Post-1866 Dry Route
DESIGNATION: Eastern Terminus of The Post-1866 Dry Route.
LOCATION: From 14th Street and Toles Ave. in Larned, Kansas proceed north 2 miles, right 1 mile and left .6 mile to the marker on the left.
GPS AT MARKER: N38 13.573 -- W99 04.646
GPS AT THE SINGLE FARMYARD RUT: N38 13.616 -- W99 04.553
TOPOGRAPHICAL EVIDENCE: None
PHYSICAL EVIDENCE: A single rut is located in the farmyard 1/4 mile south of the marker.
USGS AERIAL PHOTO: Eastern Terminus of The Post-1866 Dry Route
MODERN DAY MAP: Santa Fe Trail Map Pawnee County, Kansas
TOPOGRAPHIC MAP: Topographic Map
HISTORIC DESCRIPTION: At this point, both The Post-1859 Dry Route and The Post-1866 Dry Route found their point of origin.
COMMENTS: This location is also (Site F-1).
LEGAL DESCRIPTION: NE 1/4, Section 16, T-21-S, R-16-W, Pawnee County, Kansas.
Township 21 South of Range 16 West, Pawnee County, Kansas
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