"Site of Parker Ranche"
on the
Santa Fe Trail

GPS: 38-10-32N/099-06-36W

Parker Ranch Site Pawnee County Kansas
"Parker Ranche Site"

     This marker is on the south side of the road at the northwest edge of Schnack-Lowery park in Larned, Kansas. This is the approximate location of a trading ranche established by Samuel Parker in 1846. Trading ranches, often spelled with an "e" were found throughout the West, small places of business which sold provisions, operated saloons, and offered other amenities to frontier travelers who came along the Santa Fe Trail and were in need of their service.




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