Santa Fe and Oregon Trails

Santa Fe and Oregon Trails (HM19ED)

Location: Leavenworth, KS 66027 Leavenworth County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 21.315', W 94° 54.922'

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This cut is part of the old Santa Fe Trail. Many years ago the Missouri River came near this site and thousands of early settlers were ferried here. Their wagons and teams climbed this hill and headed west toward Santa Fe and the Oregon Territory. The Oregon Trail junction is south of here near Gardner, Kansas. This cut resulted from great tramping on the land.

Besides Fort Leavenworth, other termini along the Missouri River were at Westport, Franklin, and Independence.

The Santa Fe Trail was designated as a National Historic Trail by Public Law 100-35, May 8, 1987. A copy of the descriptive map is on file at the post museum.
HM NumberHM19ED
Series This marker is part of the Oregon Trail series, and the Santa Fe Trail series.
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 3:56pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 334971 N 4357949
Decimal Degrees39.35525000, -94.91536667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 21.315', W 94° 54.922'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 21' 18.90" N, 94° 54' 55.32" W
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Area Code(s)913
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 604-610 Riverside Dr, Leavenworth KS 66027, US
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