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Kit Carson in Cheyenne County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Kit Carson

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, September 22, 2014
1. Kit Carson Marker
Inscription. Named for the great western scout, guide, trapper, and Indian fighter. Located on famous trails – at the junction of the Smoky Hill stagecoach route and the Texas – Montana, Potter and Bacon, and Chisum cattle trails. On the old Kansas Pacific Railroad, at junction of branches running to Denver and to Las Animas.
 
Erected 1954 by The State Historical Society of Colorado from the Mrs. J.N. Hall Foundation and by the Chamber of Commerce of Kit Carson. (Marker Number 150.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the History Colorado marker series.
 
Location. 38° 45.87′ N, 102° 47.627′ W. Marker is in Kit Carson, Colorado, in Cheyenne County. Marker is on U.S. 287 at milepost 130, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kit Carson CO 80825, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Kit Carson Railroad Depot (a few steps from this marker); Old Cattle Trail (approx. 11.6 miles away).
 
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Kit Carson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 22, 2014
2. Kit Carson Marker
Kit Carson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 22, 2014
3. Kit Carson Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 11, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 518 times since then and 85 times this year. Last updated on September 10, 2015, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 11, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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