The Wolf River Crossing

The Wolf River Crossing (HMWAU)

Location: Highland, KS 66035 Doniphan County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 51.829', W 95° 13.761'

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Before reaching the Iowa, Sac and Fox Mission wagon trains crossed the Wolf River. Travelers often encountered members of local Indian nations. Native Americans thought that some payment should be made to them for the use of their land. Travelers used wood and let their animals graze on native grass.

Crossing rivers and streams was hazardous. In some places Native Americans operated ferries or built bridges. A toll bridge was operated by Iowas on the Wolf River. Being asked to pay a toll made some travelers angry.

Our progress was stopped today by a small stream spanned by a small bridge...a large Indian sat at the receipt of customs demanding $1 per wagon for the privilege of crossing over....The Indian was making a 'good' thing not less than 1,500 wagons passing over today.
John Hawkins Clark
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Date Added Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 11:00am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 309317 N 4415020
Decimal Degrees39.86381667, -95.22935000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 51.829', W 95° 13.761'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 51' 49.74" N, 95° 13' 45.66" W
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Area Code(s)785
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 42 Elgin Rd, Highland KS 66035, US
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