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Fort Leavenworth in Leavenworth County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

The Oregon and Santa Fe Trails

 
 
The Oregon and Santa Fe Trails Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 27, 2013
1. The Oregon and Santa Fe Trails Marker
Inscription.

The stone monuments to the west mark the trace of the original road leading up from the river. For many pioneers, traders, settlers and soldiers, this was the beginning of the Oregon and Santa Fe Trails leading to the Far West. The steamboat and ferry landings for Fort Leavenworth were nearby, and foundations of one of the old levee warehouses may still be seen to the east of this marker.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Oregon Trail, and the Santa Fe Trail marker series.
 
Location. 39° 21.31′ N, 94° 54.844′ W. Marker is in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, in Leavenworth County. Marker is on Riverside Drive, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Leavenworth KS 66027, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Santa Fe and Oregon Trails (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Leigh Hall (about 400 feet away); Zais Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Old Blockhouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Grant (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Capital of Kansas Territory (approx. 0.2 miles away); French Aid During American Revolution (approx. mile away); Site of Former Burial Ground (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Leavenworth.
 
More about this marker.
The Oregon and Santa Fe Trails Markers image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 27, 2013
2. The Oregon and Santa Fe Trails Markers
Public access to the post is possible with proper identification, subject to U.S. Army regulations.
 
Also see . . .
1. Oregon National Historic Trail. (Submitted on July 14, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Santa Fe National Historic Trail. (Submitted on July 14, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. US Army Garrison Fort Leavenworth. (Submitted on July 14, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Levee Warehouse Foundation image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 27, 2013
3. Levee Warehouse Foundation
The Oregon and Santa Fe Trails Markers are in upper right distance
Levee Warehouse Foundation image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 27, 2013
4. Levee Warehouse Foundation
Levee Warehouse Foundation Beyond Railroad Track image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 27, 2013
5. Levee Warehouse Foundation Beyond Railroad Track
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 14, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 361 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 14, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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