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Near Council Grove in Morris County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Trail Ruts

 
 
Trail Ruts Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 11, 2011
1. Trail Ruts Marker
Inscription.

.7 of a mile south of this sign are 20 foot wide swales made from thousands of wagons that traveled the Santa Fe Trail from 1822 to 1866. Most wagons carried 5000 pounds of freight, pulled by mule or ox teams
 
Erected by Heart of the Flint Hills Chapter of the Santa Fe Trail Association.
 
Location. 38° 39.125′ N, 96° 35.843′ W. Marker is near Council Grove, Kansas, in Morris County. Marker is on 1400 Road south of U.S. 56, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is about five miles west of Council Grove. Marker is in this post office area: Council Grove KS 66846, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Santa Fe Trail (approx. 1.1 miles away); Greenwood Cemetery Wall (approx. 5.2 miles away); Father Juan Padilla Monument (approx. 5.2 miles away); Field School (approx. 5.3 miles away); Atkinson Log House (approx. 5.3 miles away); Maple Camp (approx. 5.3 miles away); Baker's Food Market (approx. 5.3 miles away); Maple Camp W.W. II Cabin (approx. 5.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Council Grove.
 
Also see . . .
1. Santa Fe National Historic Trail. (Submitted on November 8, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Trail Ruts Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 11, 2011
2. Trail Ruts Marker
Looking south along 1400 Road

2. Santa Fe Trail Association. (Submitted on November 8, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Trail Ruts Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 11, 2011
3. Trail Ruts Marker
Looking south along 1400 Road
Trail Ruts or Swales image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 11, 2011
4. Trail Ruts or Swales
Difficult to distinguish due to the prairie grass
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 219 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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