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Olathe in Johnson County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Trails West

by Eldon Tefft

 
 
Trails West Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 12, 2010
1. Trails West Marker
Inscription.
The oxen and Conestoga wagon sculpture was originally commissioned in 1994 for use at the Kansas Visitors Center at 119th & Strang Line Road. When the Center closed in 2002 the sculpture was awarded to the City of Olathe. The sculpture has been restored and erected at Lone Elm Park. This site served as a campground and rendezvous point for travelers along the Santa Fe, Oregon, and California Trails for several decades beginning in 1821.

The sculpture was restored and erected through the combined efforts of the Olathe Rotary Club, the City of Olathe, Kansas, and Barnhart Specialty Contracting. We dedicate it to the citizens of Olathe in honor of Rotary's Centennial of Service to Humanity.

Dedicated May 2, 2009
 
Erected 2009 by Olathe Rotary, the City of Olathe, and Barnhart Specialty Contracting.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the California Trail, the Oregon Trail, and the Santa Fe Trail marker series.
 
Location. 38° 49.377′ N, 94° 49.903′ W. Marker is in Olathe, Kansas, in Johnson County. Marker is on Lone Elm Park Drive, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in Lone Elm Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 21151 West 167th Street, Olathe KS 66062, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
Trails West Sculpture and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 12, 2010
2. Trails West Sculpture and Marker
are within walking distance of this marker. Lone Elm Campground (within shouting distance of this marker); Lone Elm Park (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Trail Campground..To Farm..To Park (about 400 feet away); Roads To The West (about 400 feet away); The Travelers (about 400 feet away); A Most Desirable Spot For Camping (about 400 feet away); Santa Fe Trail (approx. 0.2 miles away); Elm Grove Campground (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Olathe.
 
Also see . . .
1. Lone Elm Park. (Submitted on August 12, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Santa Fe National Historic Trail. (Submitted on August 12, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Oregon-California Trails Association. (Submitted on August 12, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Santa Fe Trail Association. (Submitted on August 12, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
5. The Interactive Santa Fe Trail. (Submitted on August 12, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
6. Eldon Tefft. (Submitted on August 12, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Trails West image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 12, 2010
3. Trails West
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 778 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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