BRANCH: The Wet Route
DESIGNATION: Riegel Ruts
LOCATION: From the Site C-23 Marker, return to the road and continue west 1.2 miles to the marker on the right.
GPS AT MARKER: N37 39.716 -- W99 43.379
GPS AT THE RUTS: N37 39.821 -- W99 43.379
TOPOGRAPHICAL EVIDENCE: None
PHYSICAL EVIDENCE: North of the marker 200 yards multiple ruts run for a full half mile to the east.
USGS AERIAL PHOTO: Riegel Ruts
MODERN DAY MAP: Santa Fe Trail Map Ford County, Kansas
TOPOGRAPHIC MAP: Topographic Map
HISTORIC DESCRIPTION: None
COMMENTS: In this area, the Santa FeTrail which left the river bottom southeast of (Site C-22) took a northwesterly orientation to gain the advantage of a dry ridge away from the river bottom and the rough country so evident just south of the marker.
LEGAL DESCRIPTION: SW 1/4, Section 27, T-27-S, R-22-W, Ford County, Kansas.
Township 27 South of Range 22 West, Ford County, Kansas
"Marker Project Index"
Santa Fe Trail Research Site
"E-Mail & Home Page"
Larry & Carolyn
St. John, Ks.