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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Fort Larned National Historic Site, Kansas

 
Clickable Map of Pawnee County, Kansas and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Pawnee County, KS (23) Barton County, KS (61) Edwards County, KS (1) Hodgeman County, KS (0) Ness County, KS (7) Rush County, KS (6) Stafford County, KS (7)  PawneeCounty(23) Pawnee County (23)  BartonCounty(61) Barton County (61)  EdwardsCounty(1) Edwards County (1)  HodgemanCounty(0) Hodgeman County (0)  NessCounty(7) Ness County (7)  RushCounty(6) Rush County (6)  StaffordCounty(7) Stafford County (7)
Location of Fort Larned National Historic Site, Kansas
    Pawnee County (23)
    Barton County (61)
    Edwards County (1)
    Hodgeman County (0)
    Ness County (7)
    Rush County (6)
    Stafford County (7)
 
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1Kansas (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
2Kansas (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
3Kansas (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
4Kansas (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 Mar. . . . Map (db m95812) HM
5Kansas (Pawnee County), Fort Larned National Historic Site — 55 — Santa Fe Trail1822 - 1872
Marked by the Daughters of the American Revolution and the State of Kansas 1906Map (db m95810) HM
6Kansas (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
7Kansas (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
8Kansas (Pawnee County), Fort Larned National Historic Site — The Great Wagon Road to the SouthwestSanta 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
9Kansas (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
10Kansas (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
 
Jul. 26, 2021