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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Fort Larned National Historic Site, Kansas
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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| 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|
| 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|
| 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|
|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|
|Marked by the
Daughters of the
State of Kansas
1906 — — Map (db m95810) HM|
| 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|
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|
| 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|
| 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|
| 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|