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Pawnee Rock in Barton County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

William Becknell

 
 
William Becknell Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 9, 2012
1. William Becknell Marker
Inscription.

Father of Santa Fe Trail
Pawnee Rock, Kansas
150 Anniversary
1821 1971

 
Erected 1971.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Santa Fe Trail marker series.
 
Location. 38° 16.309′ N, 98° 58.913′ W. Marker is in Pawnee Rock, Kansas, in Barton County. Click for map. Marker is on the southwest stone face of Pawnee Rock, at Pawnee Rock State Historical Site, off SW 112th Avenue/Center Street. Marker is in this post office area: Pawnee Rock KS 67567, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Santa Fe Trail (here, next to this marker); "A Rallying Point for the Indians" (a few steps from this marker); “One of the Grandest Sights Ever Beheld” (within shouting distance of this marker); "Along Came the Line of Wagons" (within shouting distance of this marker); Nehemiah Carson (within shouting distance of this marker); Marking the Rock (within shouting distance of this marker); "A Point of Red Rocks" (within shouting distance of this marker); Santa Fe Trail Monument (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Pawnee Rock.
 
Related marker.
William Becknell Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 9, 2012
2. William Becknell Marker
To left of larger DAR Santa Fe Trail marker on face of Pawnee Rock
Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. Santa Fe National Historic Trail. (Submitted on April 6, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Santa Fe Trail Association. (Submitted on April 6, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. William Becknell (1787-1856). (Submitted on April 6, 2013, 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 317 times since then and 2 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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