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Interpritive Markers Sample
Wet/Dry Routes Markers

With their indepth research of the Santa Fe Trail, the Wet/Dry Routes Chapter felt some sites and trails needed more information. With this in mind the Chapter has placed in prominent locations along the Santa Fe Trail, "Interpretive Markers" to do just that. On these pages you will find a photo of the markers and the text placed on them.

The Pre-Wet Route
Ash Creek Crossing       Ash Creek Crossing


Situated half way between Pawnee Rock and the Pawnee River, Ash Creek crossing was a well-traveled point on the Santa Fe Trail. Here on July 4, 1846, Susan Magoffin escaped serious injury when her carriage overturned in the dry creek bed. Here also in 1860, was a short-lived trading ranche operated by a Mr. Thompson. Following an attack by Kiowas in which two men were killed, Thompson abandoned the ranche.

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