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Council Grove in Morris County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Bur Oak

Quercus macrocarpa

 

—Sprout Date 1749 —

 
Bur Oak Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 19, 2011
1. Bur Oak Marker
Inscription.
This hardwood tree was part of the original grove that provided shelter, and wood for wagon repairs for travelers on the Santa Fe Trail.

The grove was a continuous strip of timber near one mile in width with a rich variety of trees. The town of Council Grove is named for this grove.

[Tree] Identified [by] K.S.U. Forestry Department
 
Erected 1995 by G. F. W. C. Philomathian Club.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Santa Fe Trail marker series.
 
Location. 38° 39.691′ N, 96° 29.138′ W. Marker is in Council Grove, Kansas, in Morris County. Marker is on Main Street (U.S. 56) near Union Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at the entrance to Ray's Apple Market parking lot. Marker is at or near this postal address: 115 East Main Street, Council Grove KS 66846, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Bur Oak (within shouting distance of this marker); Post Office Oak (within shouting distance of this marker); Brewery (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Post Office Oak
Bur Oak and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 19, 2011
2. Bur Oak and Marker
Ray's Apple Market in background. Main Street behind photographer.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Council Oak (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Santa Fe Trail / Council Grove (about 400 feet away); Madonna of the Trail (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Council Oak (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Council Grove.
 
Also see . . .
1. Santa Fe Trail National Historic Trail. (Submitted on July 24, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Santa Fe Trail Association. (Submitted on July 24, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Council Grove, Kansas. (Submitted on July 24, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Council Grove, Kansas. (Submitted on July 24, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
5. Bur Oak. (Submitted on July 24, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 24, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 293 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 24, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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