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By William Fischer, Jr., June 14, 2016
A Soldier Town Marker
Kansas (Pawnee County), Fort Larned National Historic Site — A Soldier Town
For travelers arriving on the Santa Fe Trail, Fort Larned must have looked more like a small town than a fortified place. In the early years, about 150 soldiers lived here in the summers. During the Indian Wars, as many as 400 troops called Fort . . . — Map (db m40157) HM
Kansas (Pawnee County), Fort Larned National Historic Site — A Soldier Town
For travelers arriving on the Santa Fe Trail, Fort Larned must have looked more like a small town than a fortified place. In the early years, about 150 soldiers lived here in the summers. During the Indian Wars, as many as 400 troops called Fort . . . — Map (db m95839) HM
Kansas (Pawnee County), Fort Larned National Historic Site — Doesn't Every Fort Have a Wall?
After you cross this bridge over the Pawnee Fork River, you will be able to walk directly into an 1860s Army post. Today no wall of sharpened upright logs surrounds Fort Larned because the Army never put such a wall or other type of stockade here . . . — Map (db m40158) HM
Kansas (Pawnee County), Fort Larned National Historic Site — Fort Larned

Established Oct. 22, 1859 and known as Camp on the Pawnee Fork. Name changed to Camp Alert Feb. 1, 1860, and to Fort Larned, June 1, 1860 in honor of Col. B. F. Larned, Paymaster General of the United States Army. Abandoned in 1878, and sold . . . — Map (db m95812) HM

Kansas (Pawnee County), Fort Larned National Historic Site — 55 — Santa Fe Trail — 1822 - 1872

Marked by the Daughters of the American Revolution and the State of Kansas 1906 — Map (db m95810) HM

Kansas (Pawnee County), Fort Larned National Historic Site — Soldiers Who Died At Fort Larned
Dedicated to the Soldiers who died while serving their country at Fort Larned, Kansas (1859-1878). In 1888, remains were relocated from the post cemetery to Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery, Section B, where they were not identified. Among the . . . — Map (db m40162) HM
Kansas (Pawnee County), Fort Larned National Historic Site — The Frontier Army and the U.S. Mail

The cavalry company are used entirely for escorting the mails between this post and Fort Dodge 55 miles west and Fort Zarah 33 miles east. The mails come and depart twice a week. William Forwood, captain, Fort Larned post surgeon, . . . — Map (db m95846) HM

Kansas (Pawnee County), Fort Larned National Historic Site — The Great Wagon Road to the Southwest — Santa Fe Trail 1821-1880
It all started over trade that promised great profits. Once Mexico won independence from Spain in 1821 Americans were welcomed and encouraged to trade. Trade quickly flourished, creating opportunities and profits linking the economies of Missouri . . . — Map (db m40127) HM
Kansas (Pawnee County), Fort Larned National Historic Site — Third Infantry Honored Dead
Original monument erected in 1867 by soldiers in the Third Infantry, to honor fellow soldiers who lost their lives at the fort. After Fort Larned was closed in 1878, this monument was moved to the Larned [city] Cemetery in 1887. In 2009 it was . . . — Map (db m40180) HM
Kansas (Pawnee County), Fort Larned National Historic Site — Well, Adobe Hospital and Hospital Steward's Quarters
In 1868 post surgeon William H. Forwood reported on the condition of the drinking water: The water is brought by wagon from the creek and placed in barrels in the yards... There are several wells here from 15 to 40 feet deep, but the water in . . . — Map (db m40160) HM
Kansas (Pawnee County), Garfield — 110 — Camp Criley 1872
Camp Criley was established in 1872 as a supply station for workmen building the Santa Fe Railroad, name changed to Garfield in 1873 by pioneers settling here. This park was planned in 1880 and the first trees planted in April 1882. The Band Shell . . . — Map (db m55283) HM
Kansas (Pawnee County), Larned — Ak'a Onikashin ga • People of the Southwind

The Kanza Indians left their homelands east of the Mississippi River during the 1600s. They settled into what is today the northeast part of Kansas. Waterways provided sustenance for their people and were part of the tribe's culture. The . . . — Map (db m95883) HM

Kansas (Pawnee County), Larned — 108 — Birthplace of Farm Credit
This 280 acres was collateral for the nation's first Federal Land Bank loan made on April 10, 1917 to farmer-stockman A. L. Stockwell. In those days, farmers and ranchers found credit hard to come by. If available, it was often very expensive . . . . . . — Map (db m55285) HM
Kansas (Pawnee County), Larned — Pawnee County Area All Veterans Memorial

[Veteran Honor Rolls] Indian Wars • Civil War • Spanish American War World War I • World War II • Korean War and After Vietnam War and Era • Modern Era

[Memorial Benches, Stones, and Pavers] — Map (db m95783) WM

Kansas (Pawnee County), Larned — Pleasant Valley Townships No. 1 and No. 2 Pioneers — "In Memory"
The desire for home ownership and self employment caused many people to move from east to west in the early history of our country. Pleasant Valley Townships No. 1 and No. 2, Pawnee County, Kansas, were no exception. People of numerous religious . . . — Map (db m40251) HM
Kansas (Pawnee County), Larned — 54 — Santa Fe Trail — 1822 - 1872

Marked by the Daughters of the American Revolution and the State of Kansas 1906 — Map (db m40108) HM

Kansas (Pawnee County), Larned — September 11, 2001

This jagged and twisted metal is a piece of the World Trade Center in New York City which was attacked by terrorists on September 11, 2001. It was part of a perimeter column which came from the south tower and was located between the 34th and . . . — Map (db m95792) HM WM

Kansas (Pawnee County), Larned — Site of Original Cash Store — Constructed 1876
Home of U.S. Land Office Henry Booth Receiver — Map (db m40113) HM
Kansas (Pawnee County), Larned — Site of the Larned House
Established by Henry Booth 1873 — Map (db m40112) HM
Kansas (Pawnee County), Larned — The Mormon Battalion at Larned, Kansas

The Mormon Battalion camped here on 8 September 1846. The more than 500 volunteers in this little army were enlisted to fight in the war with Mexico. They had been recruited from among the Mormon pioneers (members of The Church of Jesus Christ . . . — Map (db m95885) HM

Kansas (Pawnee County), Larned — Veterans Memorial — Lest We Forget

In memory of those from Pawnee County that sacrificed their lives to protect their country, this land of the free—home of the brave

Spanish-American War Elmer R. Payne 1898 • Joseph R. McBride 1898

World War I . . . — Map (db m95797) WM

Kansas (Pawnee County), Larned — Zook Consolidated School — Organized 1921 — Cost of Construction $58,000.00
Superintendents 1921 • L.C. Seig 1922 • W.A. Vickers School Board W. M. Posey, Clerk John H. Hays, Treasurer Oscal Colglazier, Director Teachers L.C. Seig • Mrs. L.C. Seig William Keller • Edith Hays Sooby . . . — Map (db m40259) HM

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