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

First Santa Fe Pack Train

1821 - 1921

 
 
First Santa Fe Pack Train Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 19, 2011
1. First Santa Fe Pack Train Marker
Inscription.

In commemoration of the
home coming to Council Grove
June 27 - July 2
celebrating the
one hundredth anniversary
of the first pack train to pass
over the Santa Fe Trail,
led by Wm. Becknell

 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Santa Fe Trail marker series.
 
Location. 38° 39.627′ N, 96° 29.522′ W. Marker is in Council Grove, Kansas, in Morris County. Marker is at the intersection of Mission Street and Main Street (U.S. 56), on the right when traveling south on Mission Street. Touch for map. Marker is on the grounds of the former Carnegie Library. Marker is at or near this postal address: 303 West 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. Farmers & Drovers Bank (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Malcolm Conn Store (about 500 feet away); The Cottage House Hotel and Motel (about 500 feet away); Conn Store (about 500 feet away); Council Grove National Bank Building (about 500 feet away); Council Grove (about 600 feet away); Old Bell (about 700 feet away); A Well-furnished Store (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Council Grove.
 
Regarding First Santa Fe Pack Train.
First Santa Fe Pack Train Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 19, 2011
2. First Santa Fe Pack Train Marker
For more information, see Mamie S. Sharp, History of the Home Coming to Council Grove, Kansas, June 27 to July 2, 1921. Council Grove, KS: Council Grove Republican, 1922. Kansas Historical Society Repository: K/978.1/-M83/Pam.v.1/no. 12.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. Santa Fe Trail National Historic Site. (Submitted on July 26, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. William Becknell and the Santa Fe Trail. (Submitted on July 26, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Santa Fe Trail Association. (Submitted on July 26, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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First Santa Fe Pack Train Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 19, 2011
3. First Santa Fe Pack Train Marker
At the former Carnegie Library
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 26, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 400 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 26, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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