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Near Globe in Douglas County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Santa Fe Trail Crossed Here

 
 
Santa Fe Trail Crossed Here Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Onions, May 3, 2009
1. Santa Fe Trail Crossed Here Marker
Closeup of SFT Historical Society Marker
Inscription.
D.A.R. Marker is near the site of the Baden Post Office
which had intermittent existence
between 1883 and 1891.
Simmons Point,
a stagecoach relay station,
was 2 ½ miles east on the Old Trail.

 
Erected 1986 by Santa Fe Trail Historical Society of Douglas County Kansas.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Santa Fe Trail marker series.
 
Location. 38° 46.933′ N, 95° 28.933′ W. Marker is near Globe, Kansas, in Douglas County. Marker is on U.S. 56, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. This historical marker and DAR marker combination are located on the south side of US-56 one mile east of the Douglas - Osage line. Marker is in this post office area: Overbrook KS 66524, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 17 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Santa Fe Trail (approx. 4 miles away); Globe (approx. 4.6 miles away); a different marker also named Santa Fe Trail (approx. 11 miles away); Civil War Memorial (approx. 13.5 miles away); L-5 105mm Pack Howitzer
Santa Fe Trail Crossed Here Markers image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Onions, May 3, 2009
2. Santa Fe Trail Crossed Here Markers
View of the two markers together. The Trail would have passed between the marker and the windmill seen in the distance.
(approx. 15.7 miles away); UH-1H Huey Helicopter (approx. 15.7 miles away); F-4D Fighter Aircraft (approx. 15.8 miles away); World War Memorial (approx. 16.1 miles away).
 
More about this marker. There is a white, two-story farmhouse across the highway and to the west of the marker. There is only parking for 1 car at a time at the pulloff.
 
Regarding Santa Fe Trail Crossed Here. According to the publication Following the Santa Fe Trail, by Marc Simmons, published by Ancient City Press, Santa Fe, NM, This DAR marker actually commemorates Flag Spring, a popular spot to water the livestock along this part of the Trail. The actual location of Flag Spring is unknown at the current time.
 
Also see . . .  The Sante Fe National Historic Trailís Website Visitor Center. Offered by the National Park Service, this site details the history, photos, visiting the Trail today, maps and other categories. (Submitted on June 12, 2009.) 
 
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Santa Fe Trail Crossed Here Markers image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Onions, May 3, 2009
3. Santa Fe Trail Crossed Here Markers
A wider view of the markers and their surroundings.
Santa Fe Trail Crossed Here Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Onions, May 3, 2009
4. Santa Fe Trail Crossed Here Marker
Sante Fe Trail
1822 - 1872
Marked by the
Daughters of the
American Revolution
and the State of Kansas
1906

This is a closeup of the DAR marker described in the text. The Kansas Daughters of the American Revolution marked significant and historic locations of the trail with 110 of these granite markers.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas. This page has been viewed 1,033 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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