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Near Howell in Ford County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Campsite of the U.S. Survey Team Sept. 10-21, 1825

 
 
Campsite of the U.S. Survey Team Sept. 10-21, 1825 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Onions, October 18, 2008
1. Campsite of the U.S. Survey Team Sept. 10-21, 1825 Marker
Inscription. Camping near this location Sept. 10, 1825, the survey team remained through September 21 waiting for a courier with information from the U.S. Government as to how to proceed further. West of the 100th meridian which surveyor Joseph Brown mistakingly identified being at this point and south of the Arkansas River was Mexican territory where the survey team had no permission to enter. Receiving no such information, the team was divided with commissioner George Sibley, surveyor Brown, interpreter William Williams, nine men and Sibley's servant Abram continuing on with the survey. The other two commissioners, Benjamin Reeves and and Thomas Mather with secretary Archibald Gamble and the rest of the team returned to Missouri.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Santa Fe Trail marker series.
 
Location. 37° 47.371′ N, 100° 11.85′ W. Marker is near Howell, Kansas, in Ford County. Marker is on US-50 (U.S. 50/400), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Turnout is approximately ½ mile west of Howell, Ks. Marker is in this post office area: Cimarron KS 67835, 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); Trails on the Prairie
Campsite of the U.S. Survey Team Sept. 10-21, 1825 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Onions, October 18, 2008
2. Campsite of the U.S. Survey Team Sept. 10-21, 1825 Marker
The plaque on the limestone post below reads:
Campsite of the U.S. Survey Team Sept. 10, 1825.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Santa Fe Trail Sites to the West & South (within shouting distance of this marker); A Fine Country... (within shouting distance of this marker); Santa Fe Trail, 1821 - 1880 (within shouting distance of this marker); Santa Fe Trail Sites to the East (within shouting distance of this marker); The Worst Piece of Road (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Santa Fe Trail Remains (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Howell.
 
More about this marker. Markers are just north of the parking area.
 
Also see . . .  The Sante Fe National Historic Trailís Website Visitor Center. Offered by the National Park Service, this site details the history, photos, visiting the Trail today, maps and other categories. (Submitted on June 12, 2009.) 
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas. This page has been viewed 1,338 times since then and 2 times this year. Last updated on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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