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

Black Jack Park

 
 
Black Jack Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Onions, June 14, 2009
1. Black Jack Park Marker
Closeup of Black Jack Park Marker
Inscription. (Main marker):
South of this park are 18 acres of virgin prairie. Purchased 1967 by Douglas County from Russell Hays for a permanent prairie preserve and historic site. Evidence of Santa Fe Trail plainly visible. Original site of D.A.R, marker was near pioneer town of Black Jack ½ mile east.

(D.A.R. marker):
Santa Fe Trail
1822 - 1872
marked by the
Daughters of the
American Revolution
and the
State of Kansas
1906

 
Erected 1984.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Santa Fe Trail marker series.
 
Location. 38° 46.042′ N, 95° 7.726′ W. Marker is in Baldwin City, Kansas, in Douglas County. Marker is on U.S. 56 0.1 miles from East 2000 Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. This marker is in Black Jack Park. Marker is in this post office area: Baldwin City KS 66006, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of Black Jack (here, next to this marker); Black Jack Cabin (a few steps from this marker); Ivan L. Boyd Memorial Prairie Preserve (within shouting distance of this marker);
Black Jack Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Onions, June 14, 2009
2. Black Jack Park Marker
Closeup of DAR Marker
a different marker also named The Battle of Black Jack (approx. mile away); a different marker also named Battle of Black Jack (approx. mile away); Baldwin (approx. 2 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.
 
Also see . . .  Santa Fe National Historic Trail. This is a website sponsored by the National Park Service. (Submitted on June 19, 2009, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas.) 
 
Additional keywords. Santa Fe Trail
 
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Black Jack Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Onions, June 14, 2009
3. Black Jack Park Marker
Area shot of Black Jack Park
Black Jack Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Onions, June 14, 2009
4. Black Jack Park Marker
Two markers together
Black Jack Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Onions, June 14, 2009
5. Black Jack Park Marker
Photo of the Trail Ruts south of Black Jack Park in the Prairie Preserve
Santa Fe Trail Ruts at Boyd Prairie Preserve, Black Jack Park image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 9, 2013
6. Santa Fe Trail Ruts at Boyd Prairie Preserve, Black Jack Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 18, 2009, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas. This page has been viewed 2,675 times since then and 180 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 18, 2009, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas.   5. submitted on June 19, 2009, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas.   6. submitted on March 10, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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