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St. Marys in Pottawatomie County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Site of the Oregon Trail

1830 - 1876

 
 
Site of the Oregon Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, July 1, 2010
1. Site of the Oregon Trail Marker
Inscription. Over 300,000 persons passed along this trail in the years of its use to build an empire beyond our western frontier.
 
Erected 1940 by The Department of Kansas, United Spanish War Veterans and Auxiliary United Spanish War Veterans.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Oregon Trail marker series.
 
Location. 39° 11.45′ N, 96° 3.683′ W. Marker is in St. Marys, Kansas, in Pottawatomie County. Marker is on East Bertrand Street (U.S. 24) west of Grand Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Marys KS 66536, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. Marys (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Indian Pay Station Museum (about 500 feet away); St. Marys Vietnam Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Potawatomi Pay Station & St. Marys Mission (approx. 0.6 miles away); Old Fire and Curfew Bell (approx. 0.6 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 6.9 miles away); Bluestem in the Flint Hills / Beecher Bibles (approx. 9.6 miles away); Historical Kansas (approx. 9.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Marys.
 
Categories. Roads & VehiclesSettlements & SettlersWar, Spanish-American
 
Site of the Oregon Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, July 1, 2010
2. Site of the Oregon Trail Marker
Monument made by Quiring Monument Co. Wichita, KS, as indicated by engraving on lower front of the monument.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 23, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 813 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 23, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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