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Near Trading Post in Linn County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Sounds along the byway...anxiety and anticipation in the creak of wagon wheels.

Frontier Military Historic Byway

 
 
Sounds along the byway...anxiety and anticipation in the creak of wagon wheels. Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 2, 2010
1. Sounds along the byway...anxiety and anticipation in the creak of wagon wheels. Marker
Inscription.
Westward bound settlers crossed and traveled the Frontier Military Road as they headed to new land and new lives. These migrants faced the unknown with anxiety and anticipation in search of a better life. The Sante Fe Trail, the Oregon Trail and the California Trail crossed the Frontier Military Road near what is now the Kansas City metropolitan area.
 
Erected 2010 by Frontier Military Historic Byway.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the California Trail marker series.
 
Location. 38° 15.556′ N, 94° 40.299′ W. Marker is near Trading Post, Kansas, in Linn County. Click for map. Marker is at the Kansas DOT rest area, located about 1500 feet SSE of the intersection of US Highway 69 and Kansas Highway 52. Marker is in this post office area: Pleasanton KS 66075, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sounds from the past...hoof beats and heartbeats. (a few steps from this marker); Sounds along the roadway...soldiers on the move. (within shouting distance of this marker); Sounds of the byway...moccasins and tears. (within shouting distance of this marker); Sounds along the byway...saws, picks and axes.
Sounds along the byway...anxiety and anticipation in the creak of wagon wheels. Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 2, 2010
2. Sounds along the byway...anxiety and anticipation in the creak of wagon wheels. Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Sounds along the byway...fur traders bringing their goods. (within shouting distance of this marker); Sounds along the byway...auto, trucks and buses. (within shouting distance of this marker); Marais Du Cygne Martyrs Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); Marais des Cygnes Massacre (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Trading Post.
 
Also see . . .
1. Frontier Military Historic Byway. (Submitted on August 2, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. National Frontier Trails Museum. (Submitted on August 2, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Santa Fe National Historic Trail. (Submitted on August 2, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Oregon National Historic Trail. (Submitted on August 2, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
5. California National Historic Trail. (Submitted on August 2, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 586 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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