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Fort Dodge in Ford County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Fort Dodge

The Western Terminus of the Fort Hays-Fort Dodge Road

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., November 10, 2012
1. Fort Dodge Marker
Inscription.

In the fall of 1867, the Fort Hays-Fort Dodge Road was developed to transport merchandise, mail and passengers from the newly founded railhead at Hays City to Fort Dodge and on to Santa Fe via the established route of the Santa Fe Trail. Thus, the Fort Hays-Fort Dodge Road became the far eastern leg of the Santa Fe Trail for a brief period of eight months until the Union Pacific Railway, Eastern Division pushed westward from Hays City to Sheridan City in June 1868.
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Fort Dodge
Junction of the
Fort Hays-Fort Dodge Road
and the Santa Fe Trail

 
Location. 37° 43.972′ N, 99° 56.141′ W. Marker is in Fort Dodge, Kansas, in Ford County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 400 and Sheridan Street, on the left when traveling west on U.S. 400. Click for map. Marker is on the grounds of the Kansas Soldiers' Home. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Dodge KS 67843, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sutler Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Commanding Officer's Quarters (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hospital (about
Fort Dodge Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 10, 2012
2. Fort Dodge Marker
400 feet away); Enlisted Men's Barracks (about 600 feet away); Storehouse (about 800 feet away); Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Wagnor Memorial Fountain (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Dodge (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Dodge.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. Fort Dodge, Kansas. (Submitted on May 19, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Fort Dodge in Kansas Cyclopedia (1912). (Submitted on May 19, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Fort Hays-Fort Dodge Road. (Submitted on May 19, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Kansas Soldiers' Home. (Submitted on May 19, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., November 10, 2012
3. Fort Dodge Markers
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By William Fischer, Jr., November 10, 2012
4. Fort Dodge Markers
Kansas Soldiers Home Sign image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 10, 2012
5. Kansas Soldiers Home Sign
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 350 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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