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Baldwin City in Douglas County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Trail Park

 
 
Trail Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Thomas Onions, August 17, 2008
1. Trail Park Marker
Inscription.  This Angling Road is the Original Santa Fe Trail. Park Area Donated by I. and J. Stickle to Baker University in 1907.

D.A.R. Monument Commemorates the Dispersal of Free-State and Pro-Slavery Forces after the Battle of Black Jack.

Original Bronze Plaque Stolen in 1967. Replaced in Marble by S.F.T. Hist. Soc.
 
Erected 1983 by two Baker Alumnae, Class of 1932.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Santa Fe Trail series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1907.
 
Location. 38° 47.45′ N, 95° 11.2′ W. Marker is in Baldwin City, Kansas, in Douglas County. Marker is at the intersection of North 6th Street and North 400 Road, on the left when traveling north on North 6th Street. This marker is approximately 3/4 of a mile north of US Hwy 56 on North 6th Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Baldwin City KS 66006, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles
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of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Santa Fe Trail (approx. 0.4 miles away); Palmyra (approx. 0.4 miles away); Palmyra Well (approx. half a mile away); Baker University (approx. 0.9 miles away); Baldwin (approx. 1.7 miles away); Stony Point Church and Cemetery (approx. 2.8 miles away); Ivan L. Boyd Memorial Prairie Preserve (approx. 3˝ miles away); Battle of Black Jack (approx. 3˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baldwin City.
 
More about this marker. N 400 Road is actually on the Old Santa Fe Trail. This area was a major stopping point for travelers on the Santa Fe Trail. The area was also a hotbed of Free-State feelings in Territorial Kansas and was greatly involved in the "Bleeding Kansas" era.
 
Trail Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Thomas Onions, August 17, 2008
2. Trail Park Marker
The road seen in the background is N 400 - or the original section of the Santa Fe Trail.
Trail Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Thomas Onions, August 17, 2008
3. Trail Park Marker
This photo show the D.A.R. marker referred to in the Trail Park marker. It was erected by the Lawrence and Ottawa Chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution in 1907.
Trail Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Thomas Onions, August 17, 2008
4. Trail Park Marker
Area shot of Trail Park - it is just a very small pocket park along the road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 6, 2009, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas. This page has been viewed 1,458 times since then and 16 times this year. Last updated on June 19, 2009, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 6, 2009, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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