BRANCH: The Fort Hays/Fort Dodge Road
DESIGNATION: Golf Course Ruts
LOCATION: From the Site I-1 Marker, proceed north to the Frontier Historical Park Entrance, left .2 mile, and left .1 mile to the Fort Hays Municipal Golf Course Clubhouse. South of this point 276 yards is the marker.
GPS AT MARKER: N38 51.662 -- W99 20.758
GPS FROM THE GOLF COURSE PARKING LOT: N38 51.816 -- W99 20.758
TOPOGRAPHICAL EVIDENCE: None
USGS AERIAL PHOTO: Golf Course Ruts
MODERN DAY MAP: Santa Fe Trail Map Ellis County, Kansas
TOPOGRAPHIC MAP: Topographic Map
COMMENTS: The location of these ruts indicate the course of the Fort Hays/Fort Dodge Road as it circumnavigated the post parade grounds. The parade grounds of any U.S. Army post was considered sacrosanct, not to be violated by such a road.
LEGAL DESCRIPTION: SW 1/4, Section 5, T-14-S, R-18-W, Ellis County, Kansas.
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