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Baldwin City in Douglas County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Trail Park

 
 
Trail Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Onions, August 17, 2008
1. Trail Park Marker
Inscription. This Angling Road is the Original Santa Fe Trail. Park Area Donated by I. and J. Stickle to Baker University in 1907.

D.A.R. Monument Commemorates the Dispersal of Free-State and Pro-Slavery Forces after the Battle of Black Jack.

Original Bronze Plaque Stolen in 1967. Replaced in Marble by S.F.T. Hist. Soc.
 
Erected 1983 by two Baker Alumnae, Class of 1932.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Santa Fe Trail marker series.
 
Location. 38° 47.45′ N, 95° 11.2′ W. Marker is in Baldwin City, Kansas, in Douglas County. Marker is at the intersection of North 6th Street and North 400 Road, on the left when traveling north on North 6th Street. Click for map. This marker is approximately 3/4 of a mile north of US Hwy 56 on North 6th Street. Marker is in this post office area: Baldwin City KS 66006, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Palmyra (approx. 0.4 miles away); Palmyra Well (approx. half a mile away); Baker University (approx. 0.9 miles away); Baldwin (approx. 1.7 miles away); Stony Point Church and Cemetery
Trail Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Onions, August 17, 2008
2. Trail Park Marker
The road seen in the background is N 400 - or the original section of the Santa Fe Trail.
(approx. 2.8 miles away); Ivan L. Boyd Memorial Prairie Preserve (approx. 3.5 miles away); Battle of Black Jack (approx. 3.5 miles away); Black Jack Park (approx. 3.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Baldwin City.
 
More about this marker. N 400 Road is actually on the Old Santa Fe Trail. This area was a major stopping point for travelers on the Santa Fe Trail. The area was also a hotbed of Free-State feelings in Territorial Kansas and was greatly involved in the "Bleeding Kansas" era.
 
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Trail Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Onions, August 17, 2008
3. Trail Park Marker
This photo show the D.A.R. marker referred to in the Trail Park marker. It was erected by the Lawrence and Ottawa Chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution in 1907.
Trail Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Onions, August 17, 2008
4. Trail Park Marker
Area shot of Trail Park - it is just a very small pocket park along the road.
 
 
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