"Coon Creek Crossing"
Southwest of Garfield, Kansas on U.S. 56, 2.5 miles to the marker on the north side of the highway which identifies the Coon Creek Crossing. At this location the Sibley Survey Team camped on September 1-2, 1825. Describing Coon Creek, Sibley wrote:
"We call it Clear Creek from the quality of its water"
Southwest of the nearby bridge .4 mile is the marker on the north side of US 56 highway, that identifies the location where the Fort Larned Military Road merged with the Wet Route of the Santa Fe Trail.
Santa Fe Trail Research Site
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Larry & Carolyn
St. John, Ks.