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

Ivan L. Boyd Memorial Prairie Preserve

 
 
Ivan L. Boyd Memorial Prairie Preserve Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 9, 2013
1. Ivan L. Boyd Memorial Prairie Preserve Marker
Inscription.  Across the small foot bridge and up the trail is the entrance to a 16-acre remnant of a tallgrass prairie. It is dedicated to Dr. Boyd, who was a biology professor at Baker University, 1941-1982. Dr. Boyd was instrumental in getting the county to purchase the property for public enjoyment of the prairie and the ruts of Santa Fe Trail.
 
Erected by Santa Fe Trail Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EnvironmentParks & Recreational AreasRoads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Santa Fe Trail series list.
 
Location. 38° 46.038′ N, 95° 7.749′ W. Marker is near Baldwin City, Kansas, in Douglas County. Marker is on N 200th Road (U.S. 56) east of E 2000th Road, on the right when traveling east. Marker is in Black Jack Park. 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 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of Black Jack (within shouting distance of this marker); Black Jack Park (within shouting distance of this
Ivan L. Boyd Memorial Prairie Preserve Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 9, 2013
2. Ivan L. Boyd Memorial Prairie Preserve Marker
marker); Black Jack Cabin (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Battle of Black Jack (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Battle of Black Jack (approx. ¼ mile away); Baldwin (approx. 1.9 miles away); Palmyra Well (approx. 3.1 miles away); Baker University (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baldwin City.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 10, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 429 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 10, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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