- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- "Table of Distances From Kansas City To The Gold Regions of Pike's Peak," Western Journal of Commerce (Kansas City, MO), November 6, 1858.
- Randolph B. Marcy, The Prairie Traveler, A Hand-Book For Overland Expeditions (New York: Harper and Brothers, Publishers, 1859), 261.
- Western Journal of Commerce, November 6, 1858.
- Benjamin L. Wiley's Mexican War Journal, Benjamin Wiley Papers, and Thomas B. Lester's Diary, Western Historical Collection, University of Missouri, Columbia.
- Milo Milton Quaife, ed., Kit Carson's Autobiography (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1966), 120-121.
- Louise Barry, "The Ranch at Walnut Creek Crossing," Kansas Historical Quarterly, 37 (Summer 1971): 137.
- Letter from Theodore Conkey, Captain Commanding Post, Fort Larned, June 12, 1865, copy from Wisconsin State Historical Society at Fort Larned NHS Library.
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