Transcribed from volume II of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed July 2002 by Carolyn Ward.


Mormon Trail.—On the original surveys of Kansas appear a number of roads designated as "Mormon Trails." These highways all bear towards the northwest and are simply feeders of the trail taken by the "Saints" during the '40s. During the exodus under Brigham Young, the Mormons left by way of Independence, Mo., over the Santa Fe trail, following this road to "110 creek," where they turned to the northwest, passing through what is now Wabaunsee county, the old trail being a little south of the village of Eskridge and following on to the Kansas river, which it crossed at a point between Junction City and Fort Riley, since known as "Whisky Point." From there the road bore north across Riley county, passing near the present site of Ogden, thence into Marshall county, and following up the Little Blue river left the state in what is now Washington county over the Oregon trail. At a later day much of the Mormon emigration left by way of St. Joseph, Mo., crossed the Missouri river where Atchison is located, and followed west, intercepting the old California trail.

Page 312 from volume II of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed July 2002 by Carolyn Ward.

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