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Interpretive 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 Wet Route
Sibley Ridge Interpretive Marker       Sibley Ridge Interpretive Text


From this ridge on September 1, 1825, George Sibley, Santa Fe Trail Survey Commissioner viewed both the Arkansas and Pawnee River Valleys. His journal entry of that day reads,

...came to a high ridge. The Waggons passed around the point, still keeping in the bottom about half a mile from the River. I rode upon the ridge, from the top of which, I could distinctly trace the course of the Pawnee River for a great distance by the fringe of trees along its banks.

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