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Near Cameiro in Ellsworth County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Mushroom Rock State Park

 
 
Mushroom Rock State Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 5, 2011
1. Mushroom Rock State Park Marker
Inscription.
This park and the surrounding area are rich in early Kansas history. The Fremont Trail passed to the north and was used by the Kaw-Santa Fe Freight Company which was also the route for the first overland stages to California until they were forced to a northern route by hostile Indians. Mushroom Rock State Park is approximately five acres in size and was purchased and donated to the State of Kansas to be preserved as a scenic park area by the Ellsworth County Historical Society.
 
Erected by Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism.
 
Location. 38° 43.546′ N, 98° 1.824′ W. Marker is near Cameiro, Kansas, in Ellsworth County. Marker is on K Street near 25th Road, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Marquette KS 67464, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Smoky Hills Region (approx. 10.3 miles away); Historic Kansas (approx. 10.7 miles away); 1873 County Jail (approx. 10.7 miles away); The Plaza (1873) (approx. 10.8 miles away); Grand Central Hotel
Mushroom Rock State Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 5, 2011
2. Mushroom Rock State Park Marker
Looking west, with Avenue K on right
(approx. 10.8 miles away); Kansas Pacific Railroad Depots (approx. 10.8 miles away); Joe Brennan Saloon (approx. 10.8 miles away); Nick Lentz Saloon (approx. 10.9 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. History of Mushroom Rock State Park, Kansas. (Submitted on March 12, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Mushroom Rock State Park Geology. (Submitted on March 12, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Ellsworth County, Kansas, Geologic Map. (Submitted on March 12, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Natural Features
 
Mushroom Rock State Park Sign image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 5, 2011
3. Mushroom Rock State Park Sign
Concretion at Mushroom Rock State Park image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 5, 2011
4. Concretion at Mushroom Rock State Park
Concretion at Mushroom Rock State Park image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 5, 2011
5. Concretion at Mushroom Rock State Park
Concretion at Mushroom Rock State Park image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 5, 2011
6. Concretion at Mushroom Rock State Park
Mushroom Rock State Park Parking Area image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 5, 2011
7. Mushroom Rock State Park Parking Area
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 457 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   7. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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