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Scott State Park in Scott County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Pueblo Floor Plan

 
 
Pueblo Floor Plan Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 11, 2012
1. Pueblo Floor Plan Marker
Inscription.

Stone from the surrounding hills was used to build El Cuartelejo pueblo. The walls were plastered inside and out with adobe and the roof was made of willow poles or brush covered with mud. When first excavated in [sic] abundant charcoal, burned tools and adobe and quantities of charred corn were found, all evidences that the pueblo had been destroyed by fire. There were no indications of doors or windows, and small paired post holes in the corners of most rooms suggested entrance by ladders through openings in the roof.

After 1899 much more erosion and disintegration took place. When the Kansas State Historical Society re-excavated the pueblo in 1970 portions of the hearths, two sections of outer wall and several post holes were all that remained. These surviving features, with the descriptions of 1899, were used to reconstruct the ruins as they appeared when first uncovered.
 
Location. 38° 40.61′ N, 100° 54.899′ W. Marker is in Scott State Park, Kansas, in Scott County. Click for map. Marker is adjacent to the ruins, at the end of the path from the parking lot on West Scott Lake Drive,. Marker is in this post office area: Scott City KS 67871, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies
Pueblo Ruins From Floor Plan Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 11, 2012
2. Pueblo Ruins From Floor Plan Marker
. El Cuartelejo (a few steps from this marker); Plains Apache at El Cuartelejo (a few steps from this marker); El Cuartelejo Archeology (a few steps from this marker); El Quartelejo (within shouting distance of this marker); Steele Memorial (approx. mile away); Battle Canyon, 1878 (approx. 2.4 miles away); a different marker also named El Quartelejo (approx. 3.3 miles away); BOD (approx. 11.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Scott State Park.
 
Also see . . .
1. El Cuartelejo at Kansapedia. (Submitted on June 13, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. El Cuartelejo Pueblo Ruins, part of Western Vista Historic Byway. (Submitted on June 13, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. History of Scott State Park, Kansas. (Submitted on June 13, 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 297 times since then and 12 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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