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Pawnee Rock in Barton County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

William Becknell

 
 
William Becknell Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., November 9, 2012
1. William Becknell Marker
Inscription.  

Father of Santa Fe Trail
Pawnee Rock, Kansas
150 Anniversary
1821 1971

 
Erected 1971.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRoads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Santa Fe Trail series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1821.
 
Location. 38° 16.309′ N, 98° 58.913′ W. Marker is in Pawnee Rock, Kansas, in Barton County. Marker is on the southwest stone face of Pawnee Rock, at Pawnee Rock State Historical Site, off SW 112th Avenue/Center Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pawnee Rock KS 67567, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Santa Fe Trail (here, next to this marker); "A Rallying Point for the Indians" (a few steps from this marker); “One of the Grandest Sights Ever Beheld” (within shouting distance of this marker); "Along Came the Line of Wagons" (within shouting distance of this marker); Nehemiah Carson (within shouting distance of this
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marker); Marking the Rock (within shouting distance of this marker); "A Point of Red Rocks" (within shouting distance of this marker); Santa Fe Trail Monument (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pawnee Rock.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. Santa Fe National Historic Trail. National Park Service website entry (Submitted on April 6, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

2. Santa Fe Trail Association. Association website homepage (Submitted on April 6, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

3. William Becknell (1787-1856). Oklahoma Historical Society website entry (Submitted on April 6, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 
 
William Becknell Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., November 9, 2012
2. William Becknell Marker
To left of larger DAR Santa Fe Trail marker on face of Pawnee Rock
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 6, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 614 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 6, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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