"Sawlog Creek Crossing"
on the
Fort Hays/Fort Dodge Road
Ford County, Kansas

Sawlog Creek Crossing Ford County Kansas
"Sawlog Creek Crossing"

     Sawlog Creek Crossing, located in northern part of Ford County, Kansas, thirteen miles south of Buckner Creek, was originally identified as the South Branch of the Pawnee and named Schaff's Branch by Woodruff in honor of Lt. John Schaff, then stationed at Fort Atkinson. The creek's name was later changed to Sawlog because of the vast amount of timber which lined its banks and furnished Forts Mann, Atkinson, and Dodge with wood for both fuel and construction. The crossing is located right where the opening is in the line of trees at the center of the photo.




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