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Historical Markers in Howell, Kansas

 
Clickable Map of Ford 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 Ford County, KS (51) Clark County, KS (2) Edwards County, KS (2) Gray County, KS (2) Hodgeman County, KS (1) Kiowa County, KS (6) Meade County, KS (11)  FordCounty(51) Ford County (51)  ClarkCounty(2) Clark County (2)  EdwardsCounty(2) Edwards County (2)  GrayCounty(2) Gray County (2)  HodgemanCounty(1) Hodgeman County (1)  KiowaCounty(6) Kiowa County (6)  MeadeCounty(11) Meade County (11)
Dodge City is the county seat for Ford County
Howell is in Ford County
      Ford County (51)  
ADJACENT TO FORD COUNTY
      Clark County (2)  
      Edwards County (2)  
      Gray County (2)  
      Hodgeman County (1)  
      Kiowa County (6)  
      Meade County (11)  
 
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1Kansas (Ford County), Howell — A Fine Country…
"Long ago the Arapahoes had a fine country of their own. The white man came to see them, and the Indians gave him buffalo meat and a horse to ride on…the country was big enough for the white man and the Arapahoes, too…The government sent . . . Map (db m65508) HM
2Kansas (Ford County), Howell — Campsite of the U.S. Survey Team Sept. 10-21, 1825
Camping near this location Sept. 10, 1825, the survey team remained through September 21 waiting for a courier with information from the U.S. Government as to how to proceed further. West of the 100th meridian which surveyor Joseph Brown mistakingly . . . Map (db m65720) HM
3Kansas (Ford County), Howell — 67 — Santa Fe Trail1822 - 1872
[Title is marker text]Map (db m65439) HM
4Kansas (Ford County), Howell — Santa Fe Trail Remains
has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935 This site possesses exceptional value in commemorating or illustrating the history of the United . . . Map (db m65494) HM
5Kansas (Ford County), Howell — Santa Fe Trail Sites to the East
Unlike the emigrant trails that took travelers west to Utah, Oregon, and California, the Santa Fe Trail mainly handled commercial traffic moving east and west. When Santa Fe became part of the United States in 1848 after the Mexican-American . . . Map (db m65519) HM
6Kansas (Ford County), Howell — Santa Fe Trail Sites to the West & South
Pioneered by William Becknell in 1821, the Santa Fe Trail was a 900-mile overland road that connected Franklin, Missouri, with Santa Fe, New Mexico, and was an important commercial trade route. Near here, trail travelers had to decide which route . . . Map (db m65496) HM
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7Kansas (Ford County), Howell — Santa Fe Trail, 1821 - 1880
Eighteen Miles a Day Hundreds of freight wagons laden with trade items once lumbered by here, passing just uphill from where you are standing. Large caravans took six to ten weeks to travel the 900 miles between Mexico (present-day New . . . Map (db m65512) HM
8Kansas (Ford County), Howell — Soule's Ditch
Local men, boys, and animals sweated long and hard to build the Eureka Irrigation Canal between 1884 and 1887. The long line below the ridge is a remnant of this early effort to irrigate semi-arid lands using the only reliable water source then . . . Map (db m65493) HM
9Kansas (Ford County), Howell — The Worst Piece of Road
For 60 years, this prairie soil was torn by the hooves of mules, oxen, and horses, and compacted by the weight of the large freight wagons they pulled. The wagons of a caravan traveled four abreast to avoid dust and to quickly form defensive . . . Map (db m65440) HM
10Kansas (Ford County), Howell — Trails on the Prairie
You are standing on a bluff above the Arkansas River, an international boundary between the United States and Mexico during the early years of the Santa Fe Trail. This area was prone to flooding and the ruts offer an excellent illustration of how . . . Map (db m65495) HM
 
 
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Sep. 25, 2022