Weskan in Wallace County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Butterfield Stage Line
“Our coach was a great swinging and swaying stage, of the most sumptuous description--an imposing cradle on wheels. It was drawn by six handsome horses.”—Mark Twain, 1861
In 1865, Fort Wallace was established as a U.S. Cavalry outpost, about 25 miles east of here. The stage line operated until the railroad was completed in 1870.
Erected by The State of Kansas. (Marker Number
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Kansas Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1854.
Location. 38° 52.099′ N, 101° 58.174′ W. Marker is in Weskan, Kansas, in Wallace County. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Weskan KS 67762, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mount Sunflower (approx. 11.2 miles away).
More about this marker. Note: This sign was replaced in 2012.
Also see . . . Smoky Hills Trail History. Kansas Historical Trails' page for the Smoky Hills Trail. On the Butterfield Overland Dispatch:
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