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Fort Dodge - Camp Supply Military Road

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, October 5, 2014
1. Fort Dodge - Camp Supply Military Road Marker
Inscription. The Fort Dodge - Camp Supply Military Road passed several hundred feet west of this marker. The route was established in 1868 during General Phillip H. Sheridan's winter campaign against Indians in Texas and the Indian Territory. This ungraded prairie trail, approximately 90 miles long, was important for transporting supplies from Fort Dodge and Dodge City to Camp (later Fort) Supply, in present Oklahoma, and was an important link in the communications system of western outposts. In the 1880s, a government telegraph line was erected along the route of the trail. In Clark County, two 50-foot square fortifications (redoubts) were built to house cavalry patrols assigned to keep the mail and supply route open. In the 1870s and 1880s, the military road served as a branch of the Western Trail over which cattle were driven from Texas to Dodge City and beyond. The present road between Bloom and Ashland follows the Fort Dodge-Camp Supply Military Road.
 
Erected by Kansas Historical Society and Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 96.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kansas Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 37° 29.448′ N, 99° 53.244′ W. Marker is in Bloom, Kansas
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By Bill Kirchner, October 5, 2014
2. Fort Dodge - Camp Supply Military Road Marker
, in Clark County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 54 and Bloom Road, on the right when traveling west on U.S. 54. Click for map. Marker is in roadside park. Marker is in this post office area: Minneola KS 67865, United States of America.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesRoads & VehiclesWars, US Indian
 
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By Bill Kirchner, October 5, 2014
3. Fort Dodge - Camp Supply Military Road Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 255 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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