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

Santa Fe Trail Monument

 
 
Santa Fe Trail Monument Dedication image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., November 9, 2012
1. Santa Fe Trail Monument Dedication
Inscription.  

In honor of the brave men and women
who passing over the old Santa Fe Trail,
endured the hardships of frontier life,
and blazed the path of civilization for posterity

Pawnee Rock, given to the State of Kansas
by Benj. P. Unruh,
in the year 1908

Monument erected May 24, 1912

 
Erected 1912 by Woman's Kansas Day Club, Daughters of the American Revolution, Woman's Relief Corps, Kansas Federation of Women's Clubs, and Woman's Christian Temperance Union.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker and monument is listed in these topic lists: EnvironmentIndustry & CommerceNative AmericansRoads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), and the Santa Fe Trail series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is May 24, 1825.
 
Location. 38° 16.329′ N, 98° 58.932′ W. Marker is in Pawnee Rock, Kansas, in Barton County. Monument is on top of Pawnee Rock, at Pawnee Rock State Historical Site, off SW 112th Avenue/Center
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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. Marking the Rock (a few steps from this marker); “One of the Grandest Sights Ever Beheld” (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named “One of the Grandest Sights Ever Beheld” (a few steps from this marker); "A Rallying Point for the Indians" (within shouting distance of this marker); "Along Came the Line of Wagons" (within shouting distance of this marker); "A Point of Red Rocks" (within shouting distance of this marker); "A Remarkable Rocky Point" (within shouting distance of this marker); Santa Fe Trail (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pawnee Rock.
 
Also see . . .
1. Pawnee Rock State Historical Site, Kansas. (Submitted on April 7, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Santa Fe National Historic Trail. (Submitted on April 7, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Pawnee Rock Donor on Santa Fe Trail Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., November 9, 2012
2. Pawnee Rock Donor on Santa Fe Trail Monument
Santa Fe Trail Monument Sponsors image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., November 9, 2012
3. Santa Fe Trail Monument Sponsors
Santa Fe Trail Monument Officials image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., November 9, 2012
4. Santa Fe Trail Monument Officials
Bison on Santa Fe Trail Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., November 9, 2012
5. Bison on Santa Fe Trail Monument
Indian Engraving Santa Fe Trail Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., November 9, 2012
6. Indian Engraving Santa Fe Trail Monument
Santa Fe Trail Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., November 9, 2012
7. Santa Fe Trail Monument
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 7, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 685 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on April 7, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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