"Owners Marker"
on the
Fort Hays/Fort Dodge Road
Ford County, Kansas

GPS: 37-54-47N/099-52-26W

Owners Marker Warner Ruts
"Warner Ruts Site I-24"

     On the Warner Ranch at the Hodgemen/Ford County Line is the location of these markers and ruts. The rut is the dark line of grass just to the right of the marker in this picture. This marker was made by Mr. John Warner out of a rolled ball of barbed wire he got from a farm near Spearville, Kansas. The stand for the "Ball Of Wire" is made out of concrete taken from an old grain solo. Around the base inscribed in the concrete is this information. "Fort Hays Fort Dodge Trail leaves Ford County and enters Hodgeman County here. The Trail Ruts can be seen on either side of the Marker" On the north corner of the base is the date of 1982, also below the date is the Warner Brand. Just to the right of the date on the northwest side of the base is a drawing of a covered wagon.

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