0940. Santa Fe Trail

Wagon trains following the Dry Route crossed the river near the modern water tower on the horizon and passed the south side of Fort Larned near where you are standing. Alternatively, wagons followed the north bank of the river, crossing on the west side of Fort Larned. Fort Larned’s sandstone blocks were quarried to the left of the water tower.

You can learn more about the Santa Fe Trail at the Santa Fe National Historic Trail website and at Stop 0909.