Ash Creek Crossing

  1. The 25-mile length of Ash Creek was approximated from a map of Pawnee County in William T. Cutler, History of the State of Kansas, 2 vols. (Chicago: A. T. Andreas, 1883), I, 1350.

  2. Kate L. Gregg, ed., The Road to Santa Fe: The Journal and Diaries of George Champlin Sibley (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1995), 72.

  3. Stella M. Drumm, ed., Down the Santa Fe Trail and into Mexico: The Diary of Susan Shelby Magoffin, 1846-1847 (1926: reprint, Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1962), 41-42.

  4. "Table of Distances From Kansas City To The Gold Regions of Pike's Peak," Western Journal of Commerce (Kansas City, MO), November 6, 1858.

  5. Randolph B. Marcy, The Prairie Traveler, A Hand-Book For Overland Expeditions (New York: Harper and Brothers, Publishers, 1859), 261.

  6. Western Journal of Commerce, November 6, 1858.

  7. Benjamin L. Wiley's Mexican War Journal, Benjamin Wiley Papers, and Thomas B. Lester's Diary, Western Historical Collection, University of Missouri, Columbia.

  8. Milo Milton Quaife, ed., Kit Carson's Autobiography (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1966), 120-121.

  9. Louise Barry, "The Ranch at Walnut Creek Crossing," Kansas Historical Quarterly, 37 (Summer 1971): 137.

  10. Letter from Theodore Conkey, Captain Commanding Post, Fort Larned, June 12, 1865, copy from Wisconsin State Historical Society at Fort Larned NHS Library.
    Used With Permission of the Author
    David Clapsaddle

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