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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 Wet Route
Fort Atkinson Kansas Marker       Fort Atkinson Kasnas Text


At this location, a U.S. Army post was established in 1850. Originally named Fort Mackay, it was rebuilt in 1851 and renamed New Post, later Fort Sumner, and finally Fort Atkinson. Because of its sod construction, it was sometimes called Fort Sod or Fort Sodom. Abandoned in 1853, the post was reactivated in 1854 only to be permanently abandoned in October of the same year.

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