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Near Westmoreland in Pottawatomie County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Scott Spring

 
 
Scott Spring Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 18, 2012
1. Scott Spring Marker
Inscription.

The reservoir before you taps into the famous Scott Spring. The original outlet emanates from the base of a steep rock hill to the east. The refreshing water of Scott Spring offered abundant drinking water to many travelers on the Oregon Trail and became an inviting camp site on their long journey. The spring currently waters livestock and feeds Rock Creek just as it did so many years ago.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the California Trail, and the Oregon Trail marker series.
 
Location. 39° 22.946′ N, 96° 24.344′ W. Marker is near Westmoreland, Kansas, in Pottawatomie County. Marker is on The Road to Oz Highway (State Highway 99), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in Oregon Trail Park. Marker is in this post office area: Westmoreland KS 66549, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tallgrass Prairie (within shouting distance of this marker); The Long Journey (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); One Step at a Time (about 300 feet away); The Wagon & Team Supplies Needed (about 300 feet away); Route of the Oregon Trail (about 300 feet away); Archeological Site 14-PO1311

Scott Spring Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 18, 2012
2. Scott Spring Marker
(about 400 feet away); The California - Oregon Trail (about 500 feet away); Burial Site of Oregon Trail Traveler (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Westmoreland.
 
Also see . . .
1. Oregon National Historic Trail. (Submitted on February 20, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. California National Historic Trail. (Submitted on February 20, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Oregon-California Trails Association. (Submitted on February 20, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. EnvironmentRoads & VehiclesWaterways & Vessels
 
Scott Spring Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 18, 2012
3. Scott Spring Marker
Looking south toward California-Oregon Trail marker in distance
Oregon Trail Park Sign image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
4. Oregon Trail Park Sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 20, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 204 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 20, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on February 19, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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