Junction of the Fort Larned Military Road
and the Wet Route of the Santa Fe Trail

Picture of Marker

        Southwest of Fort Larned, a road departed the Santa Fe Trail's Dry Route in a southerly orientation to merge with the Wet Route at this point. This road allowed freight wagons which supplied Fort Larned to continue southwest along the Wet Route where water was always in evidence in contrast to the Dry Route where water was scarce.

Photo & marker text sent by Robert Walter, Pittsburg, KS
Pawnee County
U.S. 56 (milepost 170), west side -
Pawnee County


May 27, 2003 / Bob Walter / Wichita, Kansas / history@kslib.info

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